Toddler found with dead caregiver released

January 1, 2012 11:51:44 AM PST
A toddler found in the same home as his dead caregiver was released from the hospital Sunday after spending two nights in observation, officials said.

According to authorities, 19-month-old Kemichael Austin was discovered Friday 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.

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 Sunday that Kemichael has been placed with a new foster family.

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