Child who died went on porch when dad fell asleep

Marsha Scott
February 7, 2018

A two-year-old girl died after she was found "frozen" on her family's front porch in Akron, Ohio, on Friday afternoon, according to WKYC.

"I've had to take the baby home 'cause she'll be outside playing", Lucas said.

The mother was gone from the house for about two hours and the father, who works a night shift job, fell asleep. In the meantime, Wynter wandered outside without a hat, coat or gloves, Daily Mail reported.

"She's frozen! She's frozen!" the mom screamed in anguish in a 911 call. The dispatched told the unidentified woman how to perform CPR while emergency paramedics arrived.

Asked how long the toddler had been out there, she replied, "I have no idea!"

In the eight-minute audio recording, she told the dispatcher that her daughter "left and went outside".

"Oh my God!" the mother screamed. Lucas said she has seen both children outside alone before.

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The Akron Police Department told International Business Times that no charges have been filed in the case and that an investigation was ongoing. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Residents created a stuffed animal memorial outside the apartment complex.

Neighbors said that the woman had one other child besides Parker.

While hospital officials refuse to discuss the specifics of Wynter's death, they offered winter-safety tips for parents.

She added: "It's just a very sad situation. It literally broke my heart".

"I cried because I just don't understand how a 2-year-old could be outside and you not know", said Crystal Lucas, a neighbor. The weather in Akron was between 12 and 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

"That is one of the things parents don't quite realize, ' a spokeswoman for Akron Children's Hospital said". "That happens much quicker for our little ones".

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