Michigan authorities found a 6-month-old baby girl barely clinging to life inside a motel room with her parents on Saturday. Both parents had been dead for several days, police said.
WoodTV reports that authorities responded to a welfare check at the Rodeway Inn off of E. Colby Street in Whitehall Township, where they found the bodies of Jessica Bramer, 26, and Christian Reed, 28, inside the room. Police also found the baby Skylah in the room, in critical condition and severely dehydrated.
Authorities rushed the baby to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Physicians said the infant would likely make a full recovery.
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Police also found drug paraphernalia inside the hotel room. Initial autopsies on the pair couldn’t determine how they died, according to MLive. Authorities are now waiting for toxicology results, which could take weeks.
Family members reportedly said that they contacted Child Protective Services before, as both Bramer and Reed had previously been in jail. According to court documents obtained by WoodTV, Skylah’s grandparents contacted CPS in January at least once with concerns for the baby’s welfare.
Authorities said they don’t think foul play was involved in the incident.
The investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone who came into contact with the couple after May 14 to contact the Michigan State Police at 616-866-4411.
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[Feature Photo: Skylah/Handout]