MUSKEGON, MI – An 8-year-old child is a suspect in the death of a toddler at a Muskegon day care, according to the police chief who said it’s one of the worst cases he’s ever seen.

The 1-year-old boy was found dead in the home Friday morning after apparently being left unsupervised for an extended period.

The day care home, Keysa Keepers Daycare is in the 700 block of Catherine Street. The suspect is an 8-year-old girl, and the primary witness is age 5, making the case very tough for officers. The 8-year-old was taken for a mental evaluation at Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus. Police were seeking advice from doctors on the best placement for the young suspect, whether it be with family, a foster care home or some other setting.