Toddler survives days alone after mother dies while feeding baby brother who choked to death

A TODDLER has survived days on his own after his mother suddenly died while feeding his baby brother, who also choked to death.

The two-year-old boy was discovered severely dehydrated and scouring for food after a neighbour phoned the police about a crying child.

On arrival at the Hollywood apartment, police discovered Erika Tomassian dead in a seated position on the floor and her one-year-old son also deceased, strapped inside a high chair.


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Tomassian, who was originally from Sydney, is reported to have adopted the boys recently and was raising them alone.

The cause of death of Ms Tomassian remains unclear, however reports suggest the 45-year-old died of natural causes.

The two-year-old boy was taken to hospital, where he is reportedly in a stable condition.

He is believed to have been alone with the bodies for two days.

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