New details are emerging about a Friday morning incident that left an Ohio toddler dead after she froze to death on her parents’ front porch.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the little girl’s mother found her at around 3:30 p.m., off of Doty Drive near Faye Road, in Akron. The mother said she found the girl “frozen” on the front porch of their home. The toddler was taken to the Akron Children’s Hospital, but passed away shortly after.
The Washington Post reports that the little girl was identified as 2-year-old Wynter Parker, who apparently wandered outdoors without a coat or warm clothing on. The temperature in Akron on Friday dropped down to around around 15 degrees.
According to the child’s mother, who hasn’t been publicly named since she hasn’t been charged in connection with the death, told police that she was out with her other child, a 4-year-old, while Wynter’s father was supposed to be watching her at home. She said the father fell asleep and the toddler made her way outside.
A police statement noted that the father “works a night shift job and fell asleep.”
When the mother returned to the home after a two-hour outing, she discovered Wynter unconscious and immediately dialed 911. The frantic mother explained that her daughter was “ice cold” to the touch and unresponsive on the front porch.
“My daughter, she was outside! My daughter, she’s not breathing! She is ice cold! She’s not responding to me! She’s frozen! She’s frozen!”
The Summit County medical examiner’s office is scheduled to perform an autopsy on Monday to determine the child’s official cause of death. As of now, no one has been charged in the incident.
Meanwhile, Wynter’s family set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help offset some of the costs for her burial and funeral.
Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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[Feature Photo: Wynter Parker/Family Handout]