Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2016

Mexico: Rats devour baby as mom, Lizbeth Jerónima Fuentes Munguía, abandons child for a dance

A four-month-old baby is dead after being attacked and eaten by rats while her teenage mother was at a dance.

Lizbeth Jerónima Fuentes Munguía, 18, reported to be a single mother, left her baby alone for nearly two hours at her home in San Miguel Xometla in Acolman, Estado de México. When she returned Tuesday morning, she discovered that rats had attacked the baby and begun eating its fingers and other parts of the body.

She called neighbors for help but it was too late to save the child.

First responders acted quickly but were unable to revive the infant. An autopsy was still pending at this writing.

According to one report, Fuentes Munguía’s mother had been responsible for caring for the child in her mother’s absence, but that was not clear. She, too, is in custody.




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