Texas police: Mom left kids alone to go to bar, 1 died

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BAY CITY, Texas (CNN) — Authorities in Texas say the mother of a child found dead last month left that child and her two others alone at home to go to a bar.

According to police, 26-year-old Lauren Dean left her home on January 30th.

An officer went to the apartment the next day on a CPS welfare check.

Dean invited an officer in, but when they checked on seven-year-old Jordynn Barrera they found her dead.

Barrera had been bedridden and non-communicative.

She had down syndrome and cerebral palsy and was on a feeding tube.

Dean is facing charges including abandonment and endangering a child.

Her two other children were removed from the apartment.

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