JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. (TCD) -- A 43-year-old mother was arrested and charged in connection with the death of one child and the neglect of another.
On Dec. 3, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Kansas City Police responded to the 5700 block of St. John Avenue to a report of a dead child. At the scene, authorities reportedly found a deceased 5-year-old and another juvenile who was unresponsive. Authorities did not disclose the age of the surviving victim.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the child’s mother, Adair Fish, called police and reported that one of her children had been "dead for several days."
The mother was reportedly the legal guardian of the child.
The deceased child "suffered from malnutrition and dehydration," the Prosecutor’s Office said.
Fish was reportedly arrested and faces charges of abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death, abuse or neglect of a child, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Fish remains held in the Jackson County Detention Center, records show.