Toddler found in apartment with bodies of mother, brother age 1

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (WFLA) – First responders made a tragic discovery inside a Hollywood apartment on Monday afternoon; the bodies of a woman believed to have died while feeding her 1-year-old son, who also died.

A worried neighbor had called 911, concerned about the mother and her children, KTLA reported.

First responders broke into the second-story apartment and found the bodies of a woman in her mid-40s found in a seated position on the floor and her 1-year-old son, who was strapped in a chair. The pair was believed to have been dead for two days.

The woman’s 2-year-old son was also found in the apartment. He was suffering from severe dehydration, according to KTLA.

Los Angeles police said the woman may have collapsed and died from complications of bronchitis. Her 1-year-old son appeared to have inhaled food and died, according to police. NBC Los Angeles reported that the woman had adopted both children.

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