Police are investigating after finding a woman dead and her 3-year-old daughter living alone in an apartment on Silver Lane in East Hartford, where the toddler survived by eating cereal she found on the floor, police said.
Police have identified the woman as 37-year-old Twanna Toler.
Deputy Chief Beau Thurnauer said police are investigating the case, though there was no immediate evidence that any crime took place. There were no obvious signs of criminal activity or forced entry, according to police.
A social worker went to check on the child Monday because she had missed day care and found Toler dead in bed.
Police said that the child’s survival was “remarkable” and that the girl had been alone in the home for several days with nothing to eat but cereal on the floor.