On October 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the Candlewood Suites located at 3626 Colonial Court #425 in reference to a toddler that was discovered alone in a motel room.
Upon arrival police learned that motel employees entered the room because the woman who rented it had not paid her bill. Once in the room they noticed a strong odor of feces and urine. They found the 2-year old female toddler in a makeshift crib and unattended. The toddler appeared to be dehydrated, emaciated and in need of medical attention. The toddler was transported to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. It has since been learned the toddler weighs only 16 pounds.
Detectives have located the adult responsible for the toddler’s care and she is currently in police custody. The investigation remains active at this time.
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