|Tragedy: J'zyra Thompson (pictured) died Tuesday after playing with the oven while home alone with her older siblings, ages three to five. The baby girl pictured above in a photo posted to her uncle's Facebook|
A 19-month-old baby girl is dead, after being burned to death in a tragic game while her mother left her home alone with her siblings, ages three to five. J'zyra Thompson has been identified as the baby girl who died early Tuesday morning at an apartment complex in northeast Houston.
Police say the baby girl was left home alone by their mother Monday night, while the woman went to work. While their mother was away the three children started playing with the oven, and around midnight the game took a turn and someone called 911.
Emergency responders who arrived at the scene found abby J'zyra dead, near the oven. It's unclear whether she had been in the oven or on top of the stove.
Apparently, the mother left the three children in the care of her boyfriend while she went to work, but at the point when the accident happened the four were alone. Both the mother, who is pregnant and has not been identified by name, and her boyfriend were taken to the police station early Tuesday morning for questioning. The mother's three surviving children were placed in protective custody.
|Questions: Police questioned J'zyra's mother and the mother's boyfriend early Tuesday morning. The above video still shows a woman who appears to be the mother being led away from the apartment by police|
|Home alone: Neighbors in the northeast Houston apartment complex say the children appeared to be left alone often|
Neighbors in the apartment complex said that they often saw the children left home alone. 'With just a Pamper on, no shirt, no shoes or nothing,' neighbor Miranda Oneil Johnson said. 'Like running around I’m like, "Where is the momma or the daddy?"' A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with the funeral costs.
|'She was a sweet baby,' J'zyra's grandmother Gina Dennis said. 'This is unexplainable. I have no words.'|
Credits: Daily Mail