Crime Scene Examination
On 12th December 2021, at around 1730 hours, officers on patrol responded to a 911 call from Reporting Person (RP). The RP is a resident of 108 Colesbery Drive New Castle, DE 19720. The RP reported seeing a Victim 1, a 4-year-old female child. The victim was dressed on a diaper and wandered alone in the street. The RP took custody of the child until the officers arrived at the scene, where they were shown victim 1 ‘s residence at 100 Colesbery drive.
The officers headed to the residence of victim 1 with the guidance of the RP. They found the front door standing open. They announced themselves, but no one came out of the house. On their own decision, they entered the house and did not find any adults. They found victim two, an infant lying on the floor on possible hazards of dirty clothes. The officers observed that the house was in general disarray. The RP told the officers that he didn’t know the house’s tenants since the house was a rental one and the tenants had moved in recently. The RP also reported to the officers to have noticed what he termed as “suspicious behavior” at the victims’ residence.
The officers took it upon themselves to take the victims for medical examination at AI hospital. The parents or guardians are unknown.
As an employee of the Division of Family Services from the child protection department, I was instructed to respond with the police to make an investigative report on the case. I found the RP and the patrol officers waiting for me at the scene.