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Baby stayed home with sitters. Then she fell through a hole and drowned, police say

A Detroit mom is mourning after her baby fell through a hole in a house and drowned in the flooded basement, police say. The mom had left the 1-year-old child with baby sitters when she got text messages saying to go to the hospital.
A Detroit mom is mourning after her baby fell through a hole in a house and drowned in the flooded basement, police say. The mom had left the 1-year-old child with baby sitters when she got text messages saying to go to the hospital. GoFundMe screenshot

When Dasiah Jordan got to the hospital, she had no idea what had happened to her child. All she knew was a series of urgent text messages from her child's baby sitter had sent her rushing to Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, according to a GoFundMe page.

When she got there, the doctors told her the horrible news: Her baby girl, Ca’Mya, had drowned

"(She was) very happy, loved to smile. Loved to sing, loved to dance," Jordan told WJBK about her daughter. "(She) loved to play and eat."

Police say the 1-year-old girl fell through a hole on the first floor of a home in Detroit on Friday night, plunging into the house's flooded basement and drowning, The Detroit News reported.

"I had just seen them yesterday, in the yard playing. The baby was in the stroller and other kids were hugging and kissing them," a contractor who had been working across the street from the house told ClickOnDetroit. "She was cute, grabbing on to anything that was close to her. I sort of miss her now, used to seeing her around here."

Jordan told WJBK she left Ca'Mya and the girl's two older sisters in the care of two baby sitters before going out to get her hair done.

"This was my friend, her house, I have been staying here since April," she told the station. "I lived here for a couple months because I didn't have anywhere else to go. I didn't want to go to my dad's or my auntie's. I thought I could do it on my own."

The Detroit News described the home as "dilapidated" and littered with trash, though candles and balloons marked a memorial for the girl when reporters visited. The hole the child fell through was an opening on the wall where a vent would normally be, and was usually covered, according to WJBK.

The baby was not supervised at the time she fell and was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead, The Detroit News reported. The Wayne County medical examiner's office ruled Ca'Mya's death an accidental drowning and no charges have been filed, according to MLive.

The baby girl's great aunt started a GoFundMe page to help pay for Ca'Mya's funeral expenses.

"I got a lot of mixed emotions – anger, hurt, resentment," Jordan said at a candlelight vigil for the girl Monday evening, according to WXYZ. "But I can’t let my anger override anything first because I have a whole child to bury. So I got to put God first."

Footage shows a man walking around a bedroom at 3:40 a.m. while a woman and her child sleep. He then dims a lamp and walks to the side of the bed where Layton City police say he exposes himself and performs a sex act on himself.

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