Gwinnett County, GA – A Georgia mother let her 2-year-old daughter starve to death while she danced for cash at a local club, according to police.
The woman was allegedly neglecting her little girl “on a regular basis” — for up to 10 to 12 hours a night, cops said Thursday.
“During the investigation, detectives found that she had been leaving the child to go work basically overnight shifts,” explained Gwinnett County police Sgt. Jake Smith. “So the [child] really was left at home alone for 10 to 12 hours most nights.”
Authorities believe Devin Moon, 29, let her daughter, Reygan, wither away inside their home in Lilburn while she went to work at a local club.
The youngster weighed just 14 pounds at the time of her death, according to cops.
“[The cause] was determined to be neglect,” police said in a press release.
Moon reportedly was employed as a dancer, though it’s unclear what kind of dancing she did.
Officers responded to her home Tuesday after she called 911 and said Reygan was “unresponsive” and “cold to the touch.” It was later determined that the 2-year-old — who was set to turn 3 next month — was dead upon their arrival.
“Detectives interviewed [Moon] who reported that Reygan was born with medical issues which prevented Reygan from gaining weight,” according to cops.
She was not arrested, though, until Thursday, after an autopsy revealed the cause of death as neglect due to malnutrition.
“No other medical issues were discovered which would have led to Reygan’s death,” cops said. “Her weight at the time of her death was 14 pounds.”
Moon is facing child cruelty and felony murder charges. She remained in custody Thursday night without bond.