The death of a 2-year-old in the cold being investigated by the police
Toddler found unresponsive on the front porch by mother, died later at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Authorities in Ohio are trying to figure out how a 2-year-old girl died after she was found to respond in the freezing weather Friday to lay on the porch of an apartment building.
The girl was found by her mother outside the building in Akron, and the woman then frantically called 911.
Akron Police told FOX8 they were called to the house around 3:30 a.m. by a woman who told the 911 coordinator, she found her daughter’s “frozen” outside.
“You are going to carefully tilt the head back, you pinch her nose closed and completely cover her mouth with your mouth and blow two regular breaths into the lungs,” said the dispatcher, trying to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation instructions to the 911 call obtained by FOX8.
A 2-year-old Ohio girl was found unresponsive outside her mother’s apartment building.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the girl Monday Wynter Parker, according to FOX8. The medical examiner’s office said the toddler suffered severe hypothermia, but an official cause of death has not yet been established. The temperatures in Akron on Friday, it ranged between 12 and 19 degrees.
Akron Police have not yet released the name of the mother, and said they are still investigating the incident.
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A neighbor told FOX8 she would occasionally hear of people arguing outside the apartment and the woman, who lived in the apartment with the toddler, and a boy, had two children out alone.
“I have to bring the baby home because they play outside, it was a few times that I had to take of both of her children at home,” Crystal Lucas told FOX8.
Lucas said she was surprised when the police knocked on her door Friday.
“I cried because I just do not understand how a 2-year-old could be outside and you don’t know,” she said.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed