Mystery surrounds toddler with clean diaper found with mother who had been dead for days

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky woman found her 2-year-old granddaughter alive, in a clean diaper, in the same apartment where her daughter had been shot and killed three days earlier.

On Sept. 21, Michelle Stone went to check on her daughter at her apartment after not hearing from her for a couple of days. When Stone arrived, she noticed that the apartment was unlocked and found the body of her daughter Kierra Stone-Gonzalez on the living room floor, according to WLKY.

“The door was unlocked,” Stone told WLKY. “The first thing I noticed when I opened the door was her hands were purple.”

According to WAVE, Stone-Gonzalez died from a gunshot wound to the head three days earlier. The Jefferson County Coroner confirmed that foul play was involved.

Nearby, Stone found her 2-year-old granddaughter crying. The child had a clean and dry diaper, and there wasn’t evidence of accidents in the apartment, Stone told WLKY.

“So, we knew that somebody had been in there for three days taking care of her with the momma,” Stone told WLKY. “My question is, how could you take care of my granddaughter and not call the police when you had seen the mother was dead?”

Stone told WAVE that she thinks that her daughter was targeted.

The Louisville Metro Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the murder, and Louisville police have not made any arrests, according to WAVE.