An 8-year-old child is suspected in the death of a toddler at a Michigan day care, where the victim’s mother said she discovered her son’s lifeless body when she arrived to pick him up, according to reports.
Little Korey Brown, 1, was found dead in the day care, which was run out of a home in Muskegon, after apparently being left unsupervised for an extended period on Friday, Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis told MLive.com.
Authorities said the little boy was dropped off at the day care the previous night and left unsupervised with an 8-year-old girl, who had been left at the facility around 2 a.m. that day.
The death occurred while the children were left alone, and Korey was found concealed in a bedroom, Lewis told MLive.com. A cause of death was not immediately known.
“The 1-year-old was crying and it appears no one was attending to the child,” he said. “The 8-year-old dealt with the baby crying … This person that was involved in the death probably felt something was wrong. If you’re a child and break something, you try to hide it.”
The primary witness is 5 years old, making the case very difficult for officers, Lewis said.
“I thought I saw everything,” Lewis said. “This one floors me. I can hardly get a grip on it.”
Bryanna Reasonover, Korey’s mother, told MLive.com that she found her son unresponsive in a playpen when she went to pick him and his siblings up.
“I picked Korey up and I’m thinking he’s asleep and then his face tilts over,” Reasonover said, noting her son appeared to have bite marks and bruises on his face. “I’m saying ‘What’s wrong with my baby’s face?’ I’m thinking he’s still asleep.”
First responders were called to the home at 6:50 a.m., and Korey was pronounced dead at 8 a.m., following resuscitation and other life-saving efforts, officials said.
Source: Inside Edition