An Augusta mother who reported the sudden death of her 9-week-old baby this week was arrested after investigators found the woman’s home to be filthy.
While a death investigation is underway to determine why Gabrial Drew died Monday, investigators charged 22-year-old Annie Hyman with two counts of contributing to the deprivation of a minor, sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said.
Hyman told authorities she attempted to wake Gabrial but found her to be deceased. While at the home at 539 1/2 Wrights Avenue, officers found open food containers, animal feces and urine as well as a bucket with human feces and urine in the dining room.
Hyman was living at the home with the baby and her 4-year-old son. Sgt. Carrier said an autopsy has been performed, but they are waiting on additional test results to determine the cause of the baby’s death.