SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – A 10-month-old girl is in a hospital after being trapped underneath her father’s decomposing body for up to three days, authorities said.
Betty Jean Fields was dehydrated and had blistering skin, Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers told The Times
Her father, Jason Fields, 43, appeared to be sitting on the side of his bed and fell backward and died. Rivers said the fact that he made no attempt to get up means he died instantly when he fell on top of her.
Deputies were called to the Fields’ home Friday after the girl’s 5-year-old brother went next door to tell neighbors he thought his father was dead.
Fields had a history of cardiac problems. No autopsy will be performed because of the condition of the body.
The infant, who was taken to after being taken to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La., is expected to make a full recovery
Rivers said he didn’t know how the brother coped during the days before he went for help.
Fields’ wife, who was in the Sabine Parish women’s jail with a few days left to serve, was granted early release to take of the children.