Baby Survived for 7 Days Next to Dead Parents in Michigan Motel Room

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A baby girl was near death when she was found found last week inside a motel room in Whitehall, Michigan, after spending seven days next to her dead parents., KTLA sister station WXMI in Grand Rapids reported Friday.

Michigan State Police say 6-month-old Skylah could have only survived a few more hours if she hadn’t been found during a welfare check at the Rodeway Inn on May 24. The baby “was in dire need of medical attention” and eventually flown to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Earlier this week she was breathing on her own, and Skylah is expected to get out of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit today. State police say the baby could be released from the hospital next week.

Meanwhile, Skylah’s father, Christian Reed, is being remembered this weekend during a celebration of life ceremony.

Investigators are still trying to determine how he and Jessica Bramer died inside the motel room, and why their bodies were not discovered sooner.

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