Police say Laura Michelle Overfield, 25, of a Holly Hills residence, allegedly left the child, a 6-year-old, alone with an 8-month-old child for an estimated 35 minutes while she visited a neighbor.
An officer arrived on scene following the 911 call to find the 6-year-old standing in the doorway crying, according to police reports. Reports say the officer went inside and found the 8-month-old on the top of a 14-step staircase.
When the officer found Overfield, she told him that she had put the children to bed and brought flowers and a sympathy card over to a neighbor who had recently lost a family member, according to the police report.
DFACS officials were called to the scene and the children were left in the custody of a family member.