Ohio toddler found dead of malnutrition, siblings removed from home

November 12th, 2012 by  | Permalink

An 18-month-old Ohio boy was found dead last week after his oldest sibling found him in a bedroom unresponsive.

All boy’s siblings have since been removed from the home while their parents are being investigated for child neglect. The parents could face possible manslaughter charges.

When police arrived at the Ohio home last Tuesday, they found seven children, including the deceased toddler, all suffering from various medical concerns stemming from alleged gross negligence. A 6-year-old child was reportedly found weighing only 23 pounds. Medics took several of the children to the hospital for treatment. Police report the house was also in total disarray and unkempt.

An autopsy on the deceased toddler named Isaac Bartholomew, revealed he was “extremely malnourished and dehydrated.”

According to 10 TV News, the parents, Adrienne Bartholomew, 34, and James Brothers, 33, were interviewed by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and they claimed that most of their children, ranging in age 2 – 11, suffer from physical and mental disabilities and require full time care.