Tennessee authorities are investigating a harrowing incident in which a 3-month-old boy was found dead at his daycare provider’s apartment in Nashville. Six other children, ranging in age from a few months to 16 months, were discovered unattended at the same location.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police’s Youth Services division is leading the investigation into the tragic incident that occurred on Monday. The daycare provider, 51-year-old Anne C. Jordan, was not present at the apartment when the infant’s mother and another parent discovered the lifeless child and the other six children.
Upon examination at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, it was determined that the deceased infant did not have any evident signs of trauma or medical issues. Fortunately, the other six children found at the apartment were confirmed to be in good health.
Later that evening, hikers at Harpeth River State Park discovered Jordan with severe, seemingly self-inflicted cuts to her arms. She was airlifted to a Nashville hospital for emergency treatment. Detectives plan to interview Jordan once she is medically stable and able to communicate.
Jordan’s vehicle was located at the park and has been seized by the police, who are conducting a search under the authority of a warrant.
As the investigation continues, the Nashville community is left reeling from the tragic loss of the infant and the alarming circumstances surrounding the discovery of the unattended children.