Toddler found with dead caregiver still hospitalized

December 31, 2011 2:46:13 PM PST
A toddler found Friday in the same home as a dead body will spend another night in the hospital, officials said.

According to authorities, 19-month-old Kemichael Austin was discovered in a playpen inside of a home on West Gulf Bank. His caregiver -- 63-year old Norma Davis -- had died.

Kemichael was taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

The child was not seriously harmed, but he was dehydrated and required hospitalization.

Officials said Saturday that he was being kept overnight in the hospital for observation.

It's not known how or when Davis died. Her son tells Eyewitness News she had been ill for quite some time, but yet she was still able to care for the little boy.

Emergency responders say they gave the boy fluids as they rushed him to the hospital.

CPS said he'll be placed back in foster care once he's released. They have already identified a foster home for him.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says there were no signs of trauma on Davis' body so it appears she died from natural causes.

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