Mom leaves kids home alone for trip to Europe, police said

Lucy Bush
September 30, 2017

Johnston police were asked to perform a child welfare check at home of 30-year-old Erin Lee Macke last Thursday, Sept. 21.

He says that the children had been left alone for 24 hours before police went to Macke's apartment after 7 p.m. on September 21 and found her 12-year-old twins and two younger daughters, ages 6 and 7, home alone.

She didn't plan to return until October 1, but as soon as police learned of the incident they contacted her in Germany and demanded she return to the US immediately. She made no arrangements to provide supervision of the children while she was away, according to police.

Macke was also charged with making a firearm available to a person under 21, according to the statement.

Prince William revealed Prince George didn't want to go to school today
It is now done: the prince Harry and Meghan Markle have posted their lovely complicity during a tennis competition. Rumours about their engagement are rife and royal fans are waiting for the official announcement.

Police said they were shocked by the situation.

As for her children, the twins are staying with extended family members while the other two are with their father.

Officers told Macke her children were turned over to DHA and convinced her to come home early, which she did - six days later.

Police were called to her home the day after she disappeared following a report from a concerned resident.

Man Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend's Son With Hammer
The hero little boy had just started third grade and completed two days of school; he never made it in for his third day of class. An 8-year-old boy passed away after California man allegedly beat him over the head with a hammer and attacked him with a knife.

The mother is being held without bond in the Polk County Jail.

"I've never heard of anything like this before", Johnston police Lt. Tyler Tompkins told CBS affiliate KCCI.

Macke is next due to appear in court on October 9. Police said the last charge was recorded in light of the fact that a gun was left at home inside the kids' span.

But authorities ordered her to return much sooner - when they learned that she had left four young children behind.

Opioids: CVS Imposes Prescription Limits to Combat Epidemic
CVS Pharmacy on Thursday became the first national retailer to limit opioid prescriptions to a 7-day supply. CVS is changing the way it dispenses powerful painkillers to help combat the nation's opioid epidemic.

Other reports by Info About Network

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER