Baby found alive after parents die in hotel
Michigan State Police said a trooper found a dehydrated six-month-old baby in the same motel room as her dead parents on Friday, along with drug paraphernalia.
Autopsies were performed on Saturday on the baby's parents, Fox 17 reported. The cause of death wasn't immediately known and the news outlet reported it will take at least 30 days before toxicology results are in.
Police said the trooper made the disturbing discovery on Friday shortly before noon after responding to a wellbeing check at the Rodeway Inn in Whitehall, which is in the western part of the state. The baby girl, named Skylah, apparently was alone for 3 days, investigators said.
"This precious baby needed a lot heroes and a lot of heroes showed up," White Lake Ambulance Authority emergency medical technician Michele Bridges told reporters.
Police identified the parents as 26-year-old Jessica Bramer of Grand Rapids and 28-year-old Christian Reed of Marne.
Baby Skylah was listed in critical condition at a Grand Rapids hospital on Saturday but was expected to fully recover, investigators added.
It is still unknown who will get custody of the baby.
Family members told WKRG that Skylah and her parents had been staying at the motel for about a week. Inn staff refused to answer questions on Saturday about whether anyone saw anything suspicious or heard the baby crying, the television station reported.
Family members said Bramer and Reed had been in and out of jail, WKRG reported. They said Skylah's grandparents reportedly contacted Children's Protective Services in January, worried about the baby's safety.
The agency could not be immediately reached by Fox News.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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