Officers find Shivering Children in Park behind City Hall


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Soddy-Daisy Police officers performed a rescue of sorts Thursday afternoon on four children who were left in a park behind city hall.

A woman asked a city hall employee for help in getting blankets for the children.

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A baby didn’t have a jacket, shoes or socks and was “blood red and shaking.”

The temperatures were in the 30s.

Investigators determined that the parents dropped off the children with a cousin, who didn’t have the food, money or diapers to care for them.

Fire and police personnel pitched in to get them food, clothes and diapers.

Investigators tracked down the parents, Brookes and Jessica Taylor.

They have been charged with aggravated child neglect.