A baby girl has miraculously survived after being left alone in her crib for days without food or water as her grandmother lay dead on the floor in a nearby room in the Tennessee home.
28 year old Tracy Ineichen, became concerned when she was unable to reach her mother, who had been watching her 15-month-old daughter, Brier Rose, since she had been jailed on September 5, WATE-TV reported.
She asked her boyfriend, Anthony Waldo, to check in on the pair Saturday at their Maryville home. It had been a week since Ineichen spoke with her mother and the woman did not show up for her weekly visit at the jail, the TV station reported.
“Ok so i get a call to go check on a friend and when i get there the door is open , screen door locked. Something is wrong I call out to her, no response,” Waldo wrote on Facebook.
Waldo forced the home’s door open and first found little Brier Rose in her crib with her arms out crying for attention, WVLT-TV reported. She looked very weak, smelled of urine and had swollen lips.
He then found Annette Ineichen, 58, dead on in her bathroom, he said. She is believed to have died from a medical issue, according to reports.
Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp told WBIR-TV Annette Ineichen was dead for several days.
“Based on the condition of the body, we think somewhere between three and five days, but that’s just a speculation for now,” Crisp said.