Baby Girl Found Barely Alive In Motel Room With Dead Parents

A six-month-old baby girl was found critically dehydrated in a motel room with her dead parents on Friday.

Whitehall Township, MI – A Michigan State Police trooper found a six-month-old baby girl suffering from critical dehydration in a motel room in western Michigan with her dead parents on Friday.

The baby, named Skylah, was found just after noon on May 24 after state police responded to a call requesting a welfare check on the baby and her parents, WOOD reported.

Family members told police that Skylah’s parents, 26-year-old Jessica Bramer and 28-year-old Christian Reed, had been staying for about a week with the baby at the Rodeway Inn on East Colby Street in Whitehall Township.

State police troopers found Bramer and Reed dead inside their motel room, and baby Skylah desperately dehydrated but alive, the Holland Sentinel reported.

Authorities said drug paraphernalia was found scattered around the motel room, WOOD reported.

Initially, Skylah was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but her condition was so grave that on Saturday they airlifted her to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

The baby is believed to have been alone in the motel room with her dead parents for as many as three days, according to WOOD.

Skylah is expected to make a full recovery. It is not yet clear who would take custody of the newly-orphaned baby when she is released from the hospital.

Authorities said autopsies had been performed on Bramer and Reed on May 25 but no immediate cause of death was identified for either parent, WOOD reported.

Toxicology results were not expected to be back for 30 days.

Family members told WOOD that Skylah’s grandparents had contacted Child Protective Services about Bramer and Reed in January because they were worried about the infant’s safety.

The baby’s grandparents exchanged extensive text messages with Child Protective Services voicing their concerns about the parents’ ability to properly care for their child, WOOD reported.

The family said Bramer and Reed had an extensive history of arrests and had been in and out of jail.

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TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

C'mon we gotta do better than this people! I am talking to CPS this couple had extensive interactions with the police, the Grandparents were voicing they're concerns, etc.... Thank GOD this beautiful child is going to survive. The Motel they were in should have been thinking something was wrong 3 days and no one coming or going with an infant??? Thank GOD she won't remember this nightmare! Smh

Blue Ocean1
Blue Ocean1

3 DAYS and no one from the Motel had entered the room for cleaning???? WTF

Janken
Janken

I imagine the baby cried for awhile

Baxter12
Baxter12

2 things here 1. Cheap hotel no one came in to clean or knock nor be concerned, 2. That's not uncommon of children services. I can say this being a Licensed professional depends on the agent and agency ( money, education and communication). Some services are excellent at least the ones I worked for 29 years others services I inspected were like hell holes them selves most of them to lazy to get off their fat ass, to much paper work and i found most made up visits just visited family or stated home. That whole system needs over haul. I was Quality Assurance Supervisor later in practice most places I visited were in non-compliance I would write them up and inform the agency, county and state who had the power but often in was covered up by their own corruption. I'm retired and glad .I was very lucky i was educated and worked in and Era when people cared that only a few years back . Now my position is used as Activist Platform. It's sad makes me angry. I work my ass off for families & agencies now they just care about the Check and Numbers.

pixiepup
pixiepup

Whole thing sad. Something serious has to be done with child services!

Fubar66
Fubar66

Sad to say, but I bet the baby will be better off from now on.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Another glowing success for CPS! We just need to do away w/them & start from scratch. SMH

sanman899
sanman899

GOOD RIDDANCE pos sub humans.

61mouse
61mouse

I want to adopt a dog and what those agencies ask, require, home visit and such before they entrust you to one of their dogs , is MORE THEN WHAT CPS DOES . Maybe CPS should do training with the animal agencies , then the kids might have a chance

Zeddicus
Zeddicus

That poor baby girl, my prayers are with her.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

The moment they receive notification that things may be wrong, CPS needs to step in!!!