The brave woman, Judy, was reportedly driving when she saw two young girl on the road. The older girl was wearing an old nightgown, while the 2-year-old girl was na-ed. The woman, who is a postal worker and was making a delivery, stopped and got them out of the road. The woman then took the girls and looked around for their parents before hearing faint sounds of music coming from a garage and finding their mother passed out in a chair. “The postal worker stopped when she saw two small children playing in the road, and I am glad she did come along,” County Sheriff Counts told KAIT.
The responding deputies quickly learned of the stunning conditions the girls were living in. “The girls appeared not to have had a bath in several days and appeared to be covered in what looked like f-ces,” he said. “We used some baby wipes to clean them up before DHS could get there.” The responding deputies reportedly woke 29-year-old Heather S., the girls’ mother, when he arrived at the scene. She told authorities she also had a baby inside the home.
“The little baby boy’s crib had a used diaper in there that appeared to be there for a while, maybe up to a week,” he said. “It was just a bad situation.” The Sheriff notified the Department of Human Services, which took the children into its care. “When DHS showed up the kids didn’t want anything to do with her,” he said. “I think they have been having to fend for themselves for a while. I know when they took the kids off the mom didn’t show much emotion at all.”
Officers also found two bags of marijuana, two pipes and eight bottles of fingernail polish. “The mom is more worried about getting high than taking care of her very beautiful children, and it is just sad,” Counts said. The mother was arrested on three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of an instrument to commit a crime. Dear readers, we are republishing this story in light of recent reports that show child abuse has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.