A 10-month-old girl has been taken to a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, for treatment, after she was found trapped underneath her dead father’s decomposing body where she’d been for several days. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers told the Shreveport Times that the baby, Betty Jean Fields, was dehydrated and had blistering skin. He added:
It was able to breath, expand its chest up and down. We’re very blessed that the baby didn’t succumb.
Betty suffered a seizure when she arrived at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, but she has since recovered and was soon playing with stuffed animals, KSLA reported. The girl was listed in good condition on Sunday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Betty’s mother, who had been in jail on misdemeanor charges at the time the tragedy occurred, has been released on Saturday, so she could care for her baby girl and her 5-year-old brother, who had alerted the neighbors on Friday night. Rivers said that he found Jason Fields dead on a bed alongside a laptop at his home in the town of Pleasant Hill, south of Shreveport. He seems to have been sitting on the side of the bed when he fell backward and died.
There was no air conditioning in the house and Rivers said the temperature was more than 100 degrees when he entered. There will be no autopsy on Fields’ body, because of its condition, but he had a history of cardiac problems. It is unclear how the boy survived for three days. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. The infant, Betty Jean Fields, is expected to make a full recovery after she was taken to LSU Medical Center (pictured) in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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