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Mother Charged with Murder and Neglect After Toddler Dies of Starvation

Mother Charged with Murder and Neglect After Toddler Dies of Starvation

LILBURN, GA. – The mother of a child who was approaching her third birthday was arrested after the child died of starvation authorities said.

On July 24, 2018, at around 3:30 p.m. the mother of the child, Devin Moon, 29, called 911 to report that her daughter, Reygan Moon, was not responsive. She went on to explain to the Gwinnett County Police Dispatcher that her body was cold to touch. Officers arrived and found that the 2-years and 11-month-old child was dead on arrival. The emaciated child was found to weigh only 14 pounds, but her mother said that Reygan suffered from medical issues preventing her from gaining weight. The investigation continued with no charges immediately filed.

Detectives later learned that Reygan was left home alone most nights as she worked at a club as a dancer. Her family who was concerned for the child’s well-being reported Moon to the Department of Family Children Services – DFCS. The family was cut off from seeing Reygan by Devin after the report and they had been kept from seeing her for approximately one year authorities said. On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, an autopsy confirmed that there were no medical issues which would have led to the child’s death. The cause of death was determined to be malnutrition and neglect.

Devin moon was subsequently arrested for Cruelty to Children in the first degree and felony Murder and was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center where she is being held without bail.

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