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Two arrested by Hartford Police for leaving 2-year-old in deplorable conditions

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HARTFORD -Two people were arrested on Friday for an incident where a 2-year-old child was left alone.

On Friday at around 8:30 police responded to a report of a child left home alone.

A woman called 911 to report that a little girl had answered her door, and said no one else was home.

When officers got to the home, they spoke with a neighbor who lived on the first floor who said she was alerted by her own children that water was leaking into their apartment from the ceiling.

Police checked on her neighbors and found a 2-year-old left home alone in deplorable conditions in a second-floor apartment.

There were two small dogs inside and the apartment was covered with feces and urine.

There were also extension cords across the floor and dirty dishes piled up in the sink.

Ignacio Castro, 28, was charged with risk of an injury to a minor and his bail was set at $100,000. Hendyliz Marrero, 24, was charged with risk of an injury to a minor and her bail was set at $100,000.

The 2-year-old was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for evaluation then placed in the home of another family member while the Connecticut Department of Children and Families investigates.

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