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Michigan State Police said a soldier found a dehydrated 6-month-old baby in the same room as her dead parents on Friday, along with drug paraphernalia.
Autopsies were performed Saturday on the baby’s parents, Fox 17 reported. The cause of death was not immediately known and the news channels reported will be at least 30 days before the toxicology results are in.
The police said the soldier made the disturbing discovery on Friday, shortly before noon, after answering a control at the Rodeway Inn in Whitehall, in the western part of the state. The girl, named Skylah, apparently it was only for 3 days, researchers said.
The trooper was the discovery of the Rodeway Inn in Whitehall.
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“This precious baby needed a lot of heroes and a lot of heroes show up,” White Lake Ambulance Authority emergency medical technician Michele Bridges told reporters.
The parents, Jessica Bramer and the 28-year-old Christian Reed, had been staying with the girl in the motel room for a week, family said.
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The police identified the parents as the 26-year-old Jessica Bramer of Grand Rapids and the 28-year-old Christian Reed of the Marne.
Skylah was listed in critical condition in a Grand Rapids hospital Saturday, but was expected to fully recover, researchers added.
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It is unknown who will get custody of the baby.
Family members told WKRG that Skylah and her parents had been staying in the motel for about a week. Inn the staff refused to answer questions Saturday about whether someone saw anything suspicious or heard the baby crying, the tv station reported.
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Family members said Bramer and Drove in and out of the prison, WKRG reported. She said Skylah’s grandparents reportedly in contact with Children’s Protective Services in January, concerns about the baby’s safety.
The agency can not be reached directly by Fox News.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.