Two young children in critical condition with injuries to their throats, woman arrested

Inkster, Michigan: Officers were called to a residence on Grandview Street for a wellbeing check on two young children at about 7:30 am on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

 

When officers arrived at the residence, there was no response at the front door, so they began to walk around the home.

 

At the back of the house, officers reportedly heard a child crying and so began to force entry into the home.

 

Inside, officers found an adult female who has not yet been identified. She began to struggle with officers but was taken into custody.

 

Also inside the home, officers found two children, between the ages of 2 and 4-years-old, one boy and one girl, both suffering from undisclosed "significant injuries" to their throats and necks.

 

Assistant Police Chief Bill Ratliff stated that the boy was not breathing when he was found, but that officers were able to revive him with CPR. He was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Detroit for further treatment.

 

Both children were listed as being in critical condition and no update was provided by investigators yesterday.

 

"If it were not for the actions of the two police officers that arrived here this morning and really worked diligently to determine the root of this call, what exactly it was about- had they not done that, had they just left after no contact at the door, this story would be very different tonight. We'd be talking about two dead children," Ratliff said.

 

The investigation, including the relationship between the woman and the children, remains ongoing.