Pictures of the Hialeah Motel Room Where a Toddler Was Found in His Own Filth

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More details continue to emerge in the disturbing and sad case of 2-and-half-year-old Elijah Collins, the boy who was found not breathing in a motel room with feces, urine, a dead animal, and other filth. The boy's parents -- Vincent Collins, 25, and Savannah Sholter, 21 -- remain behind bars, charged with only a count of child neglect, but now images have been released of the hellish Hialeah motel room where they let their child live in near seclusion.

WSVN reported on the case last night and included these disturbing images:

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The young boy was found Saturday night after he stopped breathing and Sholter made a frantic 911 call. His despicable living conditions were uncovered then, though both the Department of Children and Families and the U.S. Coast Guard have histories with the family.

Irma Martinez, a family acquaintance, tells WSVN she called a child abuse hotline late last year to report Elijah's living conditions after he was taken to the hospital for a bacterial infection, but nothing was ever done.

Vincent Collins, the boy's father, is an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard, and representatives from the agency were present at yesterday's court hearing.

Elijah will need to stay in the hospital for at least another month, while the couple's other child, a 1-year-old boy, remains in foster care.

[WSVN: Parents of kids found in filth denied custody]

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Sexyred
Sexyred

dcf keeps fuking up there supposed to keep our kids safe fuk ass people get paid to sit on there ass poor kids hope the baby is ok and gets a family thats gonna love him

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BECKY
BECKY

This is so sick,,arrggg. Child services never do anything to help kids like this until its too late, but they are fast to react to parents that have false acusations on them. These two people who are suppose to be parents, should never be able to have kids again and never too see their kids. Let them rot in a nasty dirty hole, but keep the kids out!!!

concerned about the world
concerned about the world

OMG - another case where the authorities fail to listen and act!!! This child has disabilities and needed care,comfort and love. Someone up above failed to give him to the right family, these special children need special families and this family is certainly not special!!! Lock them up and put him where he can be loved and nurtured.

Lear2rite
Lear2rite

"His despicable living conditions were only under covered then," ??

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