The two-year-old girl who investigators theorise was in bushes in Alley, Clarendon, for over 12 hours after witnessing her mother being murdered, is now in state care.
THE STAR understands that the little girl, who was unharmed, was found on Tuesday clinging to the body of her mother, 32-year-old Notoya Ricketts, who was shot and killed.
Rosalie Gage-Grey, head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, told our news team that she will remain in state care until certain measures are taken.
THE STAR gathered that the state agency was trying to locate a next of kin for the child.
Information reaching our news team is that contact has been made with the child’s father.
After the child was found, she was taken to a medical centre where she was given food and water.
Our news team was told that residents last saw Ricketts on Monday morning when she went to look after her animals.
Her mother was reportedly murdered in January after she was shot inside her home.
The Clarendon police are investigating both incidents.