Child finds her mother's body, calls 911

Child finds her mother's body, calls 911

ASHTABULA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Ashtabula County Sheriff says a 7-year-old girl called 9-1-1 early Sunday morning after she found her mother's body in the bathroom of their hotel room.

It happened around 4 a.m.  The little girl told deputies her mom went into the bathroom, and  after 30 minutes, when she hadn't come out yet, the girl went to check on her.

She told deputies she tried to wake her mom up and when she didn't, she called 911.

The woman, a 27-year-old from Ashtabula, appears to have died from a drug overdose.

Deputies found a makeup bag and drug paraphernalia in the bathroom.

No one else was staying in the room with the mom and daughter.  They say she had just left a drug rehabilitation program at the end of June.

The child is now with her grandmother.

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