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Kansas Toddler Survives Days in House with Dead Mother

A two-year-old may have been living with his dead mother for five days before being found by police, reported.

Riley County Police say there's no evidence of foul play in the death of mother Erin Yeager, 32, of Manhattan, Kan. Police said her two-year-old son was found in critical condition and life flighted to the hospital on Saturday. That's when police found the toddler.

Police suspect Erin died on Tuesday and that it's possible the baby was in the house for many days with his dead mother.

"I don't know that I've ever had a situation like this where a child is left at home alone with a deceased parent," said Riley County Sheriff's Department Lt. Kurt Moldrup.

Police said Yeager's estranged husband contacted them over the weekend when he tried to pick up the baby, but couldn't get in touch with Erin

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Asked by mrssundin at 11:34 AM on Feb. 3, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • That's awful, that kid will be dramatized for years to come! Post dramatic shock syndrome!


    Answer by A_Mom_Of_Two at 6:57 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • omg, that's awful! :(

    Answer by celticreverie at 11:44 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • oh wow. so sad.

    Answer by lisa89j at 11:51 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

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