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Infant survives being trapped under dead father

2 years 3 months 1 week ago October 12, 2014 Oct 12, 2014 Sunday, October 12 2014 October 12, 2014 1:14 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

PLEASANT HILL, La. - A 10-month-old infant is being treated at University Health in Shreveport after being trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days.

Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says the infant, Betty Jean Fields, was dehydrated and suffering from blistering skin. He says she also had a noticeably dark indentation on the right side of her forehead from being wedged against the wall and under the body of her father, 43-year-old Jason Fields.

Sabine Parish sheriff's deputies were called to the Fields' home Friday in Pleasant Hill after the infant's 5-year-old brother went next door to tell neighbors he thought his father was dead.

Rivers said he found Fields on the bed. He says the man had a history of cardiac problems.

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