LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville mother is accused of abandoning her kids in a home without electricity for quite some time. Her nine year-old daughter told investigators she and her five year old sister and two year-old twin brothers were left alone for three days.
“Certainly for several hours. It could have been for days. We are still investigating that aspect,” Louisville Metro Police Spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.
According to police, the children’s aunt found them over the weekend in the home on 23rd and Magazine without any electricity, food, or water. Neighbors said they didn’t have a clue the children were alone, but looking back they realized they hadn’t seen them.
“Normally they'll be out either in the front or back you know. We hadn’t heard from them or seen them. We just thought they were visiting other people maybe relatives or something,” Antoine Hamilton said.
Nunnally is charged with four counts of abandonment ad wanton endangerment. No one answered the door when WHAS11 knocked on the door.
“That’s the tragic part of this a nine year-old taking care of a five year-old and a set of twins. Obviously, no one expects a kid to have to deal with that,” Mitchell said.
The four children are currently in the custody of the aunt who found them.