A Georgia mother is facing multiple charges after her 1-year-old daughter was found dead inside a car parked in an Emory Hospital parking deck. According to WSB-TV, Dijanelle Etta Fowler, 25, was charged with second-degree murder, concealing death and second-degree cruelty in the death of her child, Skylar.
The incident unfolded around 5 p.m. June 15, when Fowler called 911 from the parking deck to report a “medical emergency,” authorities said. There, first responders found the little girl dead in the back seat, and the mother, Fowler, was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for seizurelike symptoms.
Investigators say that Fowler had left the baby in the running car while she got her hair done. About six hours later, when she exited the salon, she found that the car had cut off and the baby had died.
Instead of calling 911, Fowler called someone to jump her car. Investigators say that they believe the man who helped her most likely did not see the child’s body in the back seat because there were “lots of clothes” to cover her. Fowler then drove around with the dead baby for hours before making her way to Emory Hospital’s parking deck, investigators say.
Warrants indicate that Fowler sent a text to the little girl’s godfather, saying that she was going to urgent care for a headache. Documents indicate that she Googled “seizure symptoms” before parking in the hospital deck. She was released from the hospital but never gave any explanation for the dead little girl.
The 25-year-old turned herself in to the DeKalb County Jail late Monday night.
Read more at WSB-TV.