Ohio toddler found ‘frozen’ outside family home


A 2-year-old Ohio girl found dead in the freezing cold on her front porch.

Akron, Ohio police are investigating.

“You’re gonna carefully tilt the head back, you’re gonna pinch her nose closed and completely cover her mouth with your mouth and then blow two regular breaths into the lungs,” said the dispatcher in the 911 call.

A dispatcher gives CPR advice to a frantic Akron mother who just discovered her 2-year-old daughter unresponsive on their front porch.

Akron police said around 3:30 Friday afternoon, they were called to the apartment on Doty Drive.

Akron police said the mother left the child with the father while she ran errands. The father, who works nights, fell asleep, according to Fox 8, of Cleveland, Ohio. The mother returned to find the daughter on the porch of their apartment on Doty Drive in Akron at about 3:30 p.m.

According to the 911 call, the mother told the dispatcher she found her daughter “frozen” outside.

The little girl wasn’t wearing a hat, coat or gloves. She was unresponsive and taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she died.

“I cried because I just don’t understand how a 2-year-old could be outside and you not know,” said Crystal Lucas, a neighbor.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said the victim is 2-year-old Wynter Parker.

According to the medical examiner’s office, Parker suffered severe hypothermia. The official cause of death has not been determined.

Lucas says the woman who lives in the apartment kept to herself and had two children, the 2-year-old girl and a boy.

She was surprised when police officers knocked on her door.

“It was freezing and that was my biggest worry when the cops came, when they started asking about the kids, they didn’t divulge what was really going on, but when he asked about the kids, obviously something was going on and I was worried,” Lucas said.

Neighbors say they would occasionally hear people arguing outside of the apartment.

Lucas says she has seen both children outside alone before.

“I’ve had to take the baby home ’cause she’ll be outside playing,” Lucas said. “It was a few times that I had to take both of her kids home.”

No one answered the door when Fox 8 went to the apartment.

“It’s just a very sad situation, it literally broke my heart,” Lucas said.

Police will not decide on charges until after the autopsy is complete.

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