Posted: 6:17 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
DAYTON — A Dayton mother is facing a possible misdemeanor charge of child endangering after she allegedly left her three children home alone without food for three days.
Neighbors called police Friday morning to report that Shelaya Jones had been gone from her Auburn Avenue home for a couple of days returning only briefly on Thursday. Her children, ages 10, 7 and 3, had been alone in the house and neighbors noted that the children appeared to be losing weight, according to a police report.
When officers entered the home they found it in, “very poor condition.” There were reportedly open bags of trash lying on the floor and a foul odor throughout the house.
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