One hotel employee became concerned when she noticed two females, likely intoxicated, wondering around the hallways of the Seventh Avenue hotel in New York. It was around 1 o’clock in the morning, and one of the females appeared to be carrying a tiny infant around with her. When the ladies came to request a room, the staff member noticed the baby was not moving. Out of concern for the baby, the hotel staff decided to contact authorities to conduct a well-check on the youngster.
Police arrived at the scene and began talking to the two women: 24-year-old Roneisha Collier and 26-year-old Kiara Watson. Police quickly realized the infant was completely unresponsive. 911 was called for the four-month-old, Dominic Greene. He was rushed to the NYU Langone Medical Center, but he passed away a short time later.
Police continued to question the two women who claimed they were on a bus from Baltimore to Delaware. Somehow, they ended up in New York, and their relationship with the infant remains unclear. Collier claimed the infant was her stepbrother, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. According to the officers, both women were “incoherent.” The officers searched the girls and found over $7,000 in cash on them. Heroin was also found at the scene.
The women were taken into police custody and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Since the youngster passed away, it’s unclear whether prosecutors will add on additional charges to the detained suspects. The city’s medical examiner is currently working to determine the infant’s exact cause of death.