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Gwynervere Merkau & Daniel Brajon arrested after officers say the found 2 kids living in filth


PALM SPRINGS, Fla. - A Palm Springs couple is accused of child abuse and neglect after police say their young children were found living in filth.

Gwynevere Merkau, 31, and Daniel Brajon, 26, were arrested at their apartment after officers responded at the request of the Florida Department of children and Families.

Officers were in disbelief at the awful conditions the three-year-old and one-year-old were forced to live in.

The police report says the apartment was filthy-dirty covered in bird feces. The kitchen walls and cabinets appeared to be covered with black smoke from a previous fire.

Officers said there was no food inside of the refrigerator or kitchen cabinets.

The three-year-old was found wearing a dirty diaper and could not verbally communicate. Instead he made grunting noises when he wanted something.

According to the police report, the couple confessed the one-year-old was born in the home, in the bathtub and had never been to the doctor.

Merkau and Brajon remain in jail and face two counts of child abuse and child neglect. The children are in DCF custody.

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