Mom arrested after 2-year-old found crawling on roof


Erica Hess

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - The Department of Children and Families said it's investigating a Volusia County mother whose 2-year-old daughter was found crawling on the roof of a home.

Erica Hess posted bail and was released from jail Thursday morning. She was arrested on child neglect charges.

Investigators said she was inside a home on Van Kleeck Drive in New Smyrna Beach Tuesday when her toddler climbed from a deck onto the roof.

A concerned neighbor called 911.

Authorities have not released information on who is taking care of the child.