Sunday morning, medics responded to a call in Dayton, Ohio where a 1-year-old girl was in critical condition. The toddler’s grandparents called 911 when they checked on the child overnight and discovered that she was not breathing.
The grandparents reportedly administered CPR before the child, Arez Marie Isabella Schrodi, was rushed to Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. Tragically, the 21-month-old girl passed away in the hospital shortly after.
When the Dayton Police and medics originally arrived at the home, they noticed something peculiar and called for help from the Montgomery Animal Resource Center. They discovered dozens of animals in the home, both living and dead.
A representative from the ARC said that the home was deplorable and that they had to remove several animals. They removed a living dog and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton removed a living rabbit and four-foot-long boa constrictor.
Even more shocking, the carcasses of 15 snakes and a cat were discovered. A dozen of the dead snakes were pythons, contained in plastic trays.
Along with the dead animals, police said that the home had “cleanliness issues” and was covered with garbage and miscellaneous debris covering the front lawn and porch. Authorities are now saying that other children at the home have been taken to child protective services.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center released a statement about the situation on Monday, seeking help to find the living animals a suitable home.
Thus far, no arrests have been made. The Dayton Police Department is still investigating the situation and waiting for the final biopsy of the toddler to take place.
This situation is tragic, and our prayers go out to the toddler’s loved ones. It was a life taken too soon. Sadly, an eerily similar situation took place recently, resulting in a grandmother being charged with the murder of her grandson.