Baby survives after being trapped for three days under her father’s dead bodyBy Mason White 5:56 PM October 13, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A baby is recovering at the hospital after her dead father laid on top of her for three days.
The 10-month-old girl of Louisiana, was hospitalized after she was found trapped under the decomposing body of her father.
Jason Campos, 43, was found dead in a bed next to a laptop at his home in the small town of Pleasant Hill, located south of Shreveport.
The infant, Betty Jean Fields, was dehydrated and had blisters on the skin. Betty had a seizure when she first arrived at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, but was recovering nicely and was already playing with stuffed animals.
She was listed in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
The baby’s mother was in jail on misdemeanor charges at the time of the incident. Her lawyer filed an emergency appeal to have her released so that she can care for her two children.
The house had no air conditioning and the room temperature was over 100 degrees when officials entered.
Deputies were called to the home after the 5-year-old boy went next door to tell neighbors that he thought his father was dead.
The boy did not suffer any injuries, but it is still unclear how he survived for three days alone in the heat.