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Toddler spent days alone in apartment with dead mom

A case worker who came to the home to check on the child saw her waving from this window. (Source: CNN) A case worker who came to the home to check on the child saw her waving from this window. (Source: CNN)

EAST HARTFORD, CT (RNN) – A 3-year-old girl spent several days living alone with her dead mother with nothing to eat but cereal.

A social worker came by the victim’s apartment to check on the child, who had been absent from daycare. The social worker saw the little girl inside and persuaded her to unlock the door.

The police said the child stayed alive by eating cereal that had spilled on the floor for “more than a couple of days.”

She was dehydrated but otherwise OK. She was taken to the hospital.

There was no evidence of a crime or a break-in, and police said the child thought her mother was sleeping.

The cause of death of the 37-year-old mother is unknown. An autopsy is planned. 

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