A toddler in Maryville, Tennessee reportedly survived approximately a week alone in the home, after her grandmother suddenly died.
According to local CBS affiliate, WVLT, the 15-month-old girl was found inside by Anthony Waldo, presumably a family friend, who was checking in after not being able to reach the child's grandmother.
When Waldo got to the home on Shane Drive, he saw the toddler in the grandmother's bedroom.
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Police Chief Tony Crisp said that the grandmother, Annette Ineichen likely died of a medical issue. The 15-month old was taken to East Tennessee Children's Hospital and treated for severe dehydration and lack of food.
The toddler is expected to be okay, but now the issue of where to place her, remains up in the air. Unfortunately, the young girl was living with her now deceased grandmother because her mother is in jail.
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