Missing Toddler Found Dead Under Couch After Two Days

Toddler Found Dead Under CouchAfter searching for two days for a missing 16-month-old in Illinois, authorities found the toddler’s dead body underneath a couch inside her home.

The child’s death is considered suspicious and authorities had been investigating the girl’s mother for alleged neglect, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The agency had visited the family’s Joliet Township home just hours before the toddler was reported missing, but found no immediate threat to the child’s safety, a Department of Children and Family Services spokesperson said in an email to the Chicago Tribune.

The home was in a “very deplorable” condition and often inhabited by squatters, Rick Ackerson, deputy chief of the sheriff’s office, said at a news conference Thursda

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