Toddler Is Critical but Stable After Mother, Brother Were Found Dead in Hollywood

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When police and firefighters entered a Hollywood apartment Monday afternoon, they found a tragic scene: a mother and baby dead and a toddler wailing.

Based on preliminary evidence, police said, the mother and 1-year-old boy had been dead about two days.

The emergency workers went to the home in the 1600 block of North Fuller Avenue after receiving a call around 3 p.m. from a worried neighbor, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Firefighters used a ladder to enter the small second-floor unit through a window, said Lt. John Jenal, a police spokesman.

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