A 5-year-old child in a remote Alaska village carried a toddler half a mile to a neighbor’s house in the bitter cold after he was left home alone, police said Friday.
The young child was frightened after the power went out at the home, so wearing only socks and light clothing, he picked up the baby and carried it through temperatures that dipped 31 degrees below zero in the village of Venetie, Alaska, according to state troopers.
Both children suffered cold-weather injuries, according to an Alaska Department of Safety release.
Julie Peter, 37, left the 5-year-old and 18-month-old home alone and has been arrested on suspicion of endangering a minor. Her relationship to the children is not yet known. (Read more from “Deserted Alaska Child, 5, Carries Toddler Half a Mile in Below-Freezing Temps in Socks, Light Clothes” HERE)