Parents in custody following 2-year-old’s death in Holmes County
HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) - Holmes County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two suspects currently in custody in the death of a two-year-old on Tuesday.
According to HCSO, 32-year-old Christopher McLean and 23-year-old Kathreen Adams, the parents of the deceased child, are facing charges of child neglect, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
HCSO says that they received a frantic call from Adams saying that her 2-year-old daughter was unresponsive.
An hour after paramedics and deputies arrived on scene, the child was pronounced dead.
Deputies noted how warm the child’s body was, which raised concerns and prompted a temperature check by paramedics.
The child had a temperature of 107 degrees. Investigators believed this was a sign that the child had been left in a hot car.
Adams eventually admitted to leaving the child in the vehicle for 14 hours after she was brought in for questioning. McLean refused to answer any questions.
There was also a four-year-old child in the home who was taken in by the Department of Families and Children.
Authorities believe drugs played a part in the parents’ negligence.
Additional charges are also expected, and will come following the results of an autopsy and further investigation.
HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) - According to a release from the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Tate will hold a press conference at 1:00 P.M. to brief media on the investigation regarding the death of the two-year-old from Tuesday.
News4 will be on location to livestream the press conference.
You can watch a video recap of the press conference in the video above this update.
HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) -According to a brief statement, Holmes County, Florida deputies are investigating the mysterious death of a two-year-old child on Tuesday.
The death occurred along Florida Highway 81 in the Prosperity community, a few miles south of the Geneva County, Alabama boundary.
Describing the investigation in its early stages, Holmes County Sheriff John Tate promised to make additional information public when possible.
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