UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A Point Marion couple is facing charges after their 15-month-old daughter was found dead.
Robert Dodson, 55, and Tammy Jo Bohon, 35, have been charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of children and remain the Fayette County Jail.
Dodson and Bohon have been together for 17 years and they have seven other children together. The oldest child is 16.
Someone called 911 after Dodson found the baby, Madison Dodson, unresponsive. When state police arrived, she was dead.
“At the time of her death, [she] passed away as a result of dehydration and malnutrition along with several secondary causes,” Fayette County District Attorney Jack Heneks said.
Bohon told police she wasn’t home at the time because she had gone with a friend to smoke crack cocaine.
State police say the house was in deplorable conditions.
“There was animal and human feces in different parts of the house, different rooms, dirty diapers in all parts of the house,” State Police Trooper Tim Kirsch said. “No trash cans – only trash bags and some of those were torn up.”
The couple will remain in jail until a Jan. 13 court hearing.
Meantime, their seven children will remain with CYS.