Toddler found alone days after grandmother dies

A GoFundMe page was set up for Brier Ineichen, 15 months, who survived alone for three days after her grandmother died.

Authorities say a toddler was found alone in a Tennessee home several days after her grandmother died. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports a Maryville Police Department report says the 15-month-old girl was found Saturday.

The police report says her grandmother, Anette Ineichen, 58, was found dead in the house. Officials believe she had been deceased for some period of time.

Police Chief Tony Crisp says the child was brought to a hospital, where she was treated for dehydration and lack of food. Crisp says the child has been released into the care of the Department of Children's Services.

Ineichen's daughter, Tracy Ineichen, 28, says her mother had been caring for the child since she was jailed in September.

Police say Anette Ineichen's cause of death hasn't yet been determined.

A GoFundMe page that had been created to cover medical expenses, funeral costs and mortgage payments was taken down on Wednesday.

With the Associated Press