6-month-old alone for days in hotel room after mother overdoses, police say
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KAKE) - Police in Oregon say a baby found in a stroller in a hotel room with the body of his 28-year-old mother was alone for days and is recovering at the hospital.
KATU reports Springfield police were called Monday night when a Department of Human Services case worker tried to check on the mother and infant. Officer found the 28-year-old woman dead of an apparent heroin overdose in a room at a Quality Inn and Suites.
With her in the room was her 6-month-old son in a stroller. Police estimate the baby was alone inside the room for five or six days.
Medics rushed the baby to a local hospital where he was treated for dehydration, malnutrition and severe diaper rash. He was then transferred to a children's hospital in Portland and was expected to be discharged soon, Springfield police said Wednesday.
Police have not released the mother's name.