Toddler Found Alive in Home with Dead Mother, Baby Brother

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LOS ANGELES (AP) —

Police say a toddler’s cry led officers to discover the bodies of his baby brother and their adopted mother inside a Los Angeles apartment.

Police Officer Liliana Preciado says officers went to the apartment in Hollywood Monday afternoon after someone who heard a child’s cry called 911.

There, they found the bodies of a woman and a 1-year-old boy, and a 2-year-old boy suffering from dehydration.

Preciado said investigators were trying to determine how and when the woman and 1-year-old died. She said they have no evidence of foul play.

Lt. John Jenal told reporters the infant was strapped to a high chair and appeared to have choked to death. He said the woman had been hospitalized for chest pains days earlier.

Jenal said the toddler is in stable condition.

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