US toddler dies after being found inside home with dead animals

A 1-year-old girl in the US has died after being found unconscious in a house filled with dead animal carcasses.

According to local media, the youngster was discovered in the home in Ohio early Sunday morning and rushed to hospital, where she died shortly after arrival.

Four other children were also rescued from the “filthy house” and have since been placed into child protective services.


Among the animals found inside the home were a live boa constrictor, a rabbit and a dog, which have all been placed into the care of animal rescue.

The bodies of more than a dozen dead snakes and a cat were also discovered at the address.

An autopsy is now underway to determine the cause of the child’s death, however authorities say there were no “obvious injuries”.