Three children spend days without food while waiting for their deceased mother to wake up


Woman sleeping (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A single mother was found dead in her home with her three children at her side.

Police in Spain, were called to a home after the half-naked children were found without food and water.

The children’s plight was uncovered when they finally went outside and told a stranger that they had been waiting at their mother’s bed for a long time, but she “would not open her eyes.”

The children claimed that their mother had been sleeping for three days, and they were unable to wake her up.

The children had not eaten for several days while they were waiting for their mother to get up.

The children, who are 5, 10 and 11 years old, did not know that their mother had died.

Investigators believe that the children had spent more than 24 hours with their mother's body.

However, they don’t know exactly how long she was deceased. The children claimed that they had not eaten for three days.

An autopsy will reveal that information and the cause of death, but authorities believe that she died of natural causes.

The children were taken to a hospital in Palma for a checkup before they were handed over to child services, while authorities are looking for their father.

Police said that the mother came to the country from Nigeria.