Mom accused of killing two-year-old after leaving them in pack and play unattended for several days appears in court

An autopsy revealed the cause of death was dehydration and malnourishment.

Posted: Dec. 11, 2017 1:18 PM
Updated: Dec. 11, 2017 5:39 PM

COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - 22-year-old Savannah Weiss is in the Coles County Jail.

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That's after police say her toddler was found dead.

The Charleston Police Department says last money, paramedics found the two-year-old unresponsive.

Police say Weiss confessed to leaving the toddler inside of a pack and play, unattended for several days.

An autopsy revealed the cause of death was dehydration and malnourishment.

Weiss was in court on Monday and was appointed a public defender.

Her bond hearing is set for next week.

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