MESA, AZ - A 2-year-old girl died and her 1-year-old brother was taken to a hospital after they were found in a Mesa home with temperatures above 100 degrees Saturday, according to the Mesa Police Department.
Police said that both children appeared to be malnourished and dehydrated, but that neither showed signs of obvious physical abuse.
The girl, Mary Jimerfield, would have turned 3-years old next March, her mother told ABC15.
"She always laughed and smiled," said Mary's mother, Sierra Pitt. "She liked to sing even though she didn't know many words."
Pitt, 22, reportedly placed the emergency call and police responded to the home near Higley and Broadway roads in Mesa where her daughter was pronounced dead.
The boy was taken to a hospital and will be placed in Child Protective Services after he is released from medical care.
Police said no charges have yet been made against the mother.
Pitt told ABC15 she moved to Mesa from Washington state for "a fresh start."
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