RANDLEMAN, N.C. -- Tracy Harrell says she was there when police rescued a 5-year-old locked inside a small closet inside a Randleman home. Police say the child was neglected and abused.
“Her feet were black, her little hands were shaky. She had bit all her nails down until they were bleeding. Hair was shaved, what wasn’t had been pulled out so she had bald spots all over her head. Her face was dirty and cut up and she had bruises around her neck,” said Harrell, the owner of the Randleman Enrichment Center.
Harrell says she couldn’t believe the little girl that police say was locked in a small closet was the same 5-year-old that used to go to her daycare in Randleman.
“Little blonde curls and the big blue eyes,” Harrell said. “There was never a day when she left and she wouldn't say, ‘I love you miss Tracy.’”