Harrowing details emerge after six toddlers are found with a dead baby in an apartment
Harrowing details have come to light after a dead baby and six toddlers were found abandoned in an apartment with no adult in sight.
A mother reportedly found her three-month-old boy dead with the other babies at the caregiver’s home, prompting a police investigation.
All of the children were 16 months and younger, police said.
The caregiver, identified as Anne C. Jordan, 51, was spotted Monday later in the day.
Jordan reportedly ran a daycare center at her home in an apartment complex in Bellevue, Tennessee.
Metro Police are investigating the child’s death and an additional investigation is being conducted by the Department of Children’s Services.
The children’s parents wonder how this could have happened.
“You really go back and look at what are the things you should have addressed? Or should have been a bigger deal,” Ryan Williams, a father, told NewsChannel5 Nashville.
“We told the detective everything we could tell him about our experience.”
Williams asked if Jordan had too many children in her care, the outlet reported.
“There are many good nannies out there. A lot of people who are childcare workers,” he said.
“But maybe if it’s obvious and it feels like it, don’t ignore some of those signs.”
Tennessee law requires that anyone observing five or more unrelated children for three hours or more per day must be licensed to do so.
Also, there must be one adult for every four babies.
However, according to NewsChannel5 Nashville, those rules were not followed by Jordan.
“We are very grateful that our son was not there [that day] and we mourn literally every day now for the poor family who lost their child,” Williams said.
Jordan, meanwhile, was spotted by hikers in a park Monday night, according to local ABC affiliate WZTV.
Police said Jordan was found with “significant” and “self-inflicted” wounds.
She was taken to a Nashville hospital, where police questioned her.