Neighbor of Minn. Girl, 8, Who Was Killed and Allegedly Denied Meds Says She Heard Verbal Abuse




The Hallows allegedly told police they found Autumn face-down and partially submerged in a bathtub. They moved her to the bedroom and attempted to revive her, they allegedly said, according to the documents.

However, an autopsy on Autumn's remains showed puncture wounds on her head as well as abdominal and brain bleeding. Her hips and hands also showed signs of bruising.

"Based on the condition of [Autumn's] body, law enforcement believed [she] had been deceased for some time," reads the charging documents, which note Autumn — who had atrophied muscles and significant hair loss — likely died from asphyxiation.

An autopsy found fatal injuries pointing to her being asphyxiated, along with wounds to her head.

During the course of their investigation, detectives spoke to other children who live in the home.

The couple's son, 6, allegedly said his parents would tie Autumn up with a belt before putting her in a sleeping bag, leaving only her head exposed. The boy also said they'd used a shirt to tie her hands behind her back, the documents allege.

Autumn was forced to sleep while restrained after "she is being bad," the boy said. The documents, according to the paper, allege the couple punished Autumn for urinating on the floor or in her clothing or trying to get food.

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Their 10-year-old daughter made similar allegations, saying Autumn was also be tied up to prevent her from accessing medications.

The couple, who have not entered pleas in court, allegedly denied ever tying Autumn up.

Neither defendant has an attorney of record who could comment on the allegations.

A GoFundMe campaign has been established online to cover Autumn's funeral costs.

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