A 9yearold girl died after an untreated infestation with lice. The incident happened in the city of Tucson in the United States. Firefighters arrived at the scene after calling 911 about an unconscious minor, according to local media KGUN TV.
When authorities arrived, they found the girl had no signs of life and attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. Therefore, the death of the girl was decreed. According to the emergency response team, after the child’s death, “a large number of insects began to cover her face.”
“On closer inspection, it turned out that there were a lot of lice in her hair,” the team said.
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The Case Investigation
According to Law & Crime media, the girl’s mother, identified as Sandra Kraykovich, 38, claimed that her daughter has anemia and has been ill since March 15. According to the woman, the minor had a headache, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath and problems keeping his balance.
Text messages recovered by police showed that both the minor’s mother and grandmother, Elizabeth Kraykovich (who looked after her while the mother was away), chose not to go to the doctor to treat their daughter treat . That’s because the little girl had a lice infection.
After the investigation began, a brother of the minor claimed the mother tried to staunch the infection with mouthwash.
In one of the messages, Elizabeth threatened the minor’s mother by calling 911 about her granddaughter’s health. However, she dropped out because “[a menina] You can’t go to the ER with your hair, but you’re leaving it to me because you’re not home.”
According to the police, Sandra admitted in a police interview that “if she had seen a doctor, she would probably still be alive”.
Parents are arrested
According to the findings, Elizabeth and Sandra Kraykovich were arrested and charged with firstdegree murder. The autopsy found that the minor’s death was due to “anemia resulting from an untreated lice infection with malnutrition as a contributing factor. That is the cause.”
It was also pointed out that the girl had “fluid accumulation in the lung tissue, pale skin and organs, liver necrosis and iron deficiency”.
The victim’s brothers, aged 11 and 13 respectively, were turned over to other family members, suggesting they also suffered from a severe lice infection.