A 13-month-old died and a 20-year-old woman was critically injured after both were stabbed Tuesday afternoon in Cherokee County, authorities said.
Canton officers found the baby girl and the woman with stab wounds in the bedroom of a home in the 200 block of Mountain Vista Boulevard around 2:30 p.m., police spokesman Pacer Cordry said.
The woman was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, and the toddler was taken to Northside Hospital Cherokee, where she died from her injuries, Cordry said.
Police identified the woman as Chloe Alexis Driver of Knoxville, Tennessee. Investigators believe Driver was the child’s mother, but are still waiting on lab results to confirm their relationship, Cordry said. Authorities said Driver is a suspect in the child’s stabbing death, but have not said whether her injuries were self-inflicted.
Driver remained in the hospital Saturday afternoon and has not been charged. The child’s name has not been released.
Authorities said the two traveled often and had only been at the Canton home for a couple hours when the stabbing occurred.
“They recently spent time in Florida, Rhode Island, Tennessee and North Carolina,” Cordry said, adding they were visiting friends when the child was killed.
There were four other people inside the house at the time, and investigators are still interviewing them, Cordry said.
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