Mom puts two infant daughters in suitcase, leaves them on curb ahead of CPS visit: Police

A Michigan mother with a history of mental illness reportedly put her two infant daughters in a suitcase and left them on the curb before attempting to flee Wednesday.

Per MLive, Flint police and Genesee County Child Protective Services responded to the 500 block of West Pierson Road at around 2 p.m. Police said Katrina Childress, 26, put items on the curb as if they were trash and took off. It’s not immediately known why authorities were called to the Flint home in the first place.

Police reportedly apprehended Childress following a brief foot chase. Afterward, officers checked her home to ensure her children’s welfare and noticed that two of her children, infant girls, were unaccounted for, the newspaper reported.

Officials said they canvassed the area and found the two babies in a suitcase outside. They were transported to Hurley Medical Center where they were listed in good condition, according to WNEM.

WEYI reported that at least four to five children were in the home with the youngest being 11 months old. Police also said Childress has a history of mental illness. Neighbors told the station that police were at the home for several hours before additional police and EMTs arrived.

Childress was arrested and charged with second-degree child abuse and unlawful imprisonment.

[Featured Image: WEYI video screengrab]