2 Toddlers Found ‘Soaked in Urine,’ Feet Purple From Being Cold; Indiana Mother, Man Arrested

Brittnie Morford, left, and Travis Criswell, right, are seen in booking photos obtained by KTLA sister station WXIN.

Brittnie Morford, left, and Travis Criswell, right, are seen in booking photos obtained by KTLA sister station WXIN.

Two toddlers were found “soaked in urine, extremely dirty, and cold” inside a home in southern Indiana, according to court documents.

A Department of Child Services worker in Washington, Indiana was contacted on Dec. 7 about two toddlers being at a house that was unsuitable for children, according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis.

When she arrived at the house on Grove Street, the occupants wouldn’t let her inside, so she contacted police.

Responding officers said they detected a strong odor of “burnt marijuana” after 27-year-old Travis Criswell answered the door.  They asked Criswell if there were children inside of the home, and Criswell said there were.

Officers entered and saw a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl with their mother, 27-year-old Brittnie Morford.

The children were “very dirty and seemed to be very cold.” Their feet were purple because the house was so cold, police said. They were “soaked from head to toe in urine.”

The DCS worker reported “multiple injuries on each child.” They were taken to Daviess Community Hospital to get checked out. A doctor said the boy had second-degree burns.

Criswell and Morford were arrested and charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury and two counts of neglect of a dependent.

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