by St. Joseph Post staff
Two small children reported to have been in grotesque condition have been removed from a Livingston County house permeated with the odor of feces, urine, and rotting food.
A child abuse investigation is underway.
A Livingston County Sheriff’s Office news release reports that, on January 2nd, officers responded to a location in southern Livingston County after a citizen reported possible child neglect.
The report indicated two small children were found to be in grotesque conditions with horrible odors of feces, urine and rotting food. One deputy reported he had to leave the interior of the home to vomit due to the conditions. The home also had no running water and the occupants were utilizing buckets for all their needs.
Sheriff Steve Cox says the children were removed from the home and taken to Hedrick Medical Center for examination. The children had reportedly been in the home since December 31 when one or more caretakers had dropped them off so they could go party.
Division of Family Services was notified as was Senior Services due to the living conditions for an elderly resident.
Reports indicates the father has one or more outstanding arrest warrants.
Cox says the investigation continues.