“I immediately got sick to my stomach,” Sgt. Derrick Piatt told the outlet. He said the bedroom was filled with garbage and “hundreds of flies.” The room was otherwise bare save for a filthy mattress, according to WTRF
A charge of child endangerment is pending against Marcisha Ortiz, 27, of Apartment 3, 901 Bank St., where the children, both under 5, were found locked inside a room with no food or water and very little clothing.
City Police Sgt. Derrick Piatt said a neighbor called the police after seeing one of the children hanging out of a window from which he threw pieces of clothing.
Piatt said the child was found naked while his sibling was wearing only a shirt.
The officer said a lock on the outside of the door and an extension cord around the handle prevented the children from leaving the room. He entered the room through the window using a ladder truck from the city’s fire department.