Police: Toddler wandering Lafayette street, mother drunk at home

Officers found rotten food, used diapers, old trash bags and empty vodka bottles through the home.

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 5:33 AM
Updated: Jul 17, 2019 1:09 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman is facing charges of neglect of a dependent after a stranger found her 2-year-old wandering on Shenandoah Drive Sunday.

Police took the child and drove around the neighborhood until they found a home with an open door.

Michelle Lovvorn was inside and said the boy was hers. Officers said there was rotten food, used diapers, old trash bags and empty vodka bottles through the home.

Lovvorn blew a blood alcohol test of .22. She reportedly told investigators she normally has her 6-year-old watch the toddler, but the other child was at her grandmother's that day.

The Department of Child Services has removed both children from the home.

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