According to a report from officials, a mother from Georgia was charged with the death of her daughter who weighed 14 lbs. when she died.
The press release from the department stated that at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Devin Moon called the Gwinnett County Police Department and told officers that her daughter Reygan, who was 2 years and 11 months old, was “unresponsive and cold to touch.”
Moon allegedly told detectives that her daughter was born with medical problems that barred her from gaining weight. A child of Reygan’s age usually weighs between 26 and 38 lbs.
According to the statement, “the cause of death was determined to be neglect (malnutrition).” “No other medical issues were found which could have led to Reygan’s death. Her weight at the time of death was 14 lbs.”
The statement also revealed that Moon who worked as a dancer at a club allegedly left her child alone while she worked.
“During the investigation, detectives found she was leaving the child to go work, basically overnight shifts, on a regular basis,” Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Jake Smith said. He added that the child “was left at home alone for 10-12 hours most nights.”
Moon made her first appearance on Friday in front of a Gwinnett County judge where she was charged with one count of felony murder and one count of cruelty to children in the first degree, according to a court clerk.
She will be back to court on August 8 where she is likely to make a plea. She was appointed an attorney but he could not be reached by on Friday.
Moon’s family previously contacted the Department of Family and Children Services about the girl’s well-being, according to the press release.
“Devin cut off contact with her family members as a result,” the release states. “They had not seen Reygan for about a year.”