Police say toddler found alone days after grandmother dies

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Posted: Nov 17, 2015 9:09 AM

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was found alone in a Tennessee home several days after her grandmother died.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1WXa8JL ) reports a Maryville Police Department report says the 15-month-old girl was found Saturday.

The police report says her grandmother, 58-year-old Anette Ineichen, was found dead in the house. Officials believe she had been deceased for some period of time.

Police Chief Tony Crisp says the child was brought to a hospital, where she was treated for dehydration and lack of food. Crisp says the child has been released into the care of the Department of Children's Services.

Ineichen's daughter, 28-year-old Tracy Ineichen, says her mother had been caring for the child since she was jailed in September.

Police say Anette Ineichen's cause of death hasn't yet been determined.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com