posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 02:02 PM
Responding to a 911 call, officials reported to a Budget Motel in Orange County. Upon arriving, officers found the body of a 4 year old child,a
woman, and 5 of her other children inside the room as well. The other 5 children are said to be covered in bruises. Trash, soiled diapers, and spoiled
food littered the floor. Officials have said that they believe that the child was dead for more than a day before the mother called 911.
Authorities early this morning charged the mother of six children with child abuse after one of her daughters was found dead inside a motel on the
South Orange Blossom Trail Monday evening.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office identified the dead child as Kai Gadison, 4. An autopsy is pending.
Miller said the girl may have been dead for a day or two before her mother called 911 shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
When deputies arrived at the motel room, they found the family living in squalor. Dirty diapers and trash littered the floor while furniture was
strewn about. Baby bottles contained moldy milk and small rice-like objects that could have been maggots, Miller said.
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A four year old child is dead. A mother and her other 5 children sitting in the hotel room with the dead body for a day or two. I can't even
imagine. Being a relatively new father, there is nothing more sacred to me than the safety and well being of my children.
I'm glad that investigators are investigating this as a full blown homicide. I feel so sorry for those poor children, they are in a no-win situation.
If they stay with their mother, I tremble to think what could happen. If their mother goes to jail, they are subject to the foster care system. Those
poor children. May that little child rest in peace.
[edit on 14-12-2004 by Banshee]