ANKENY, Ia — Three mothers are mourning a baby’s death after he was found alone in a Des Moines apartment.
Police arrested a teen Tuesday night hours after finding his 4-month-old son unresponsive.
The police report states that the baby’s mother left 17-year-old Drew Weehler-Smith with the child so that she could run errands.
But when she came back to the apartment on Chaffee Road he was gone and their son, Gabriel McFarland was unresponsive lying in a chair.
Paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he later died.
Weehler-Smith was arrested at his mother’s house and is currently charged with neglect of a dependent person.
Additional charges are possible pending the results of an autopsy.