In what can only be described as a terrifying scene, police discovered a home in Ohio filled with more than a dozen dead animals, including 15 dead snakes- but that’s not all. A 1-year-old toddler was surrounded by the rotting carcasses and has died. 

The 1-year-old girl, identified on Tuesday as Arez Marie Isabella Schrodi, was found unresponsive and not breathing at her grandparents’ home in Dayton, FOX45 reported. She was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the child’s cause of death and no arrests have been made, Fox News reported.

 “We don’t have anything as far as the cause of injuries and stuff, exactly,” Dayton police Lt. Gregg Gaby told Dayton Daily News. “We’re still under investigation at this point.”

Police said the home had “cleanliness issues” and wasn’t fit for humans or animals. At least four adults and three children lived at the home.

While at the home, Dayton Police called for help from the Montgomery Animal Resource Center. A representative from ARC says the home was deplorable and there were several animals removed. The ARC removed a dog and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton took away a rabbit and boa constrictor.

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The carcasses of 15 snakes and a cat was laying among several live animals. At least 12 of the 15 dead snakes found were pythons and were contained in plastic trays, Animal Rescue Center investigators told WHIO.


A four-foot snake, believed to be a boa constrictor, a rabbit and a dog were removed from the home and placed in animal rescue care.

“It’s kind of shocking,” a neighbor who lives across the white two-story home told WHIO.

The home, with a rusty chain link fence surrounding it, also contained garbage and miscellaneous debris covering the front lawn and porch.

“Unfortunately, it was more of a recovery than a rescue,” said Mark Kumpf, Montgomery County Animal Control director. “The conditions inside weren’t fit for people or pets. … The conditions overall were not fit, nothing provided for animals in terms of food and water.”