The parents of the 18-month-old Vermillion boy who died of malnourishment have been arrested and will appear in court later this week.
VERMILION, Ohio - A week after Erie County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Vermilion home where an 18-month-old child was found dead, neighbors lament not taking action.
Erie County investigators said Isaac Alan Brothers-Bartholomew died from extreme malnourishment and dehydration.
Six other children, most with physical or mental disabilities or both, were removed from the home. Four were sent to a local hospital.
Many neighbors said they knew something was wrong, but they didn't want to get involved.
"It's very tragic," said neighbor Wendy Guendelsberger, who told us she didn't know there were children living in the house until the night law enforcement was called.
Guendelsberger said she never saw children outside so she assumed there were none.
"I have five kids all over the place. Of course my kids are able bodied, not disabled, so I understand you stay inside more than you do with children like mine," she said.
A funeral service was held for Isaac Alan on Monday.
No official charges have been filed in this case, but Cleveland attorney Denise Demmit told us she will be representing the parents in this case.
Ohio's family services agency plans to investigate county social workers who dealt with a family whose youngest son recently died of malnutrition and dehydration.
A week after Erie County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Vermilion home where an 18-month-old child was found dead, neighbors lament not taking action.
The Vermilion couple whose 18-month-old died from malnutrition, and six other children were removed from their home, has a history of abuse allegations dating back seven years.
A mother's call to 911 about her 18-month-old disabled son sent an ambulance crew to a Vermilion home where they found the undersized baby dead and six other children, most malnourished.