Police: Mom leaves kids, infant home alone with no food

Jessica Navedo
Jessica Navedo

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - A Lake Worth mother has been arrested and charged with leaving four children home at night unsupervised.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office received a child neglect complaint on Tuesday at 11:20 p.m.

Deputies say they found four children aged 9, 8, 2 and 5 months left alone. Investigators says that the children were left in a room with nothing to eat or drink.

There were also two puppies in the room that had not been walked.

Deputies says the mother, Jessica Navedo, told them she left the children alone to get food with her boyfriend and wash her clothes at a laundromat.

Navedo, according to PBSO, did not come home until 12:48 a.m. Wednesday.

Navedo says she had a fight with her boyfriend and did not do the clothes.

According to the sheriff's office Navedo said she had no excuse for her actions.

Navedo was taken into custody and now faces four counts of child neglect.

Copyright 2013 WFLX. All Rights Reserved.