AKRON -- (KRON) -- The parents of a 2-year-old girl who died after being found in the cold last month have both been charged with felony child endangering, Akron police announced Tuesday.
Dariaun D. Parker, 24, and 22-year-old Tierra M. Williams are expected to appear Friday in Akron Municipal Court, WKYC reported.
Their daughter, Wynter Parker, died on the porch of her apartment on Doty Drive in Akron on Feb. 2.
Authorities say Williams left for a few hours and came back and found her daughter unresponsive on their apartment’s front porch.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the mother called 911 and screamed “she’s frozen.”
The girl later died at a hospital. Temperatures that day ranged between 12 and 19 degrees Fahrenheit (-11 and -7 degrees Celsius).
Detectives say the mother left Wynter with her father for about two hours at the family’s apartment.
Authorities say the girl’s father works a night shift and fell asleep.