Toddler dies from 'unbelievable' injuries just before her 2nd birthday

Manuela Cardiga
Aug 03, 2018
07:23 P.M.
Share this pen

An Anderson, Indiana toddler died hours after reaching the hospital, a victim of child abuse


On the 30th of July 2018, Paisley Hudson arrived with her mother, Kayla Hudson, at the Indiana University Riley Hospital for Children in a condition doctors described as 'unresponsive.'

A few hours after being admitted to the hospital, tiny 23-months-old Paisley died. The autopsy was to reveal that the cause of death was a fractured skull, internal bleeding, and countless bruises.

For Marian Dunnichay, the county medical examiner, these injuries were signs of severe physical abuse, revealed People.com.

Dunnichay explained that it took her two hours to count the bruises on the baby's body.


“I’ve never seen injuries like this on an infant before. There are no words.”

Marian Dunnichay, People.com., 2nd of August 2018.

Based on Dunnichay's report, the Police started investigating Paisley's death. They could not yet be sure of how the baby was injured, but they took her 25-year-old mother and her boyfriend, Ryan Ramirez, into custody, on the suspicion of being responsible for her death.

Hudson and Ramirez, 29, were arrested on suspicion of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a felony, The death is being investigated as a murder.

Read more about Paisley Hudson's case on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.


Indiana Prosecutors have been given a 72-hour extension for further investigation, before formally filing charges. The Police admit there may be additional charges added to the couples' docket.

After Paisley’s death, the couple gave the Police differing accounts of had happened that day.

Ramirez admitted that on Friday the 29th of July, Paisley and her older brother were in his care. He stated he had put both the children to bed after fetching Hudson from work.


He said that at 3 a.m. he'd seen Paisley move but by 6 a.m. she appeared to be “cold and lifeless.”

Hudson said that after getting home from work Friday night she had left to buy cream and green tea bags to “cover extensive bruising on [her son’s] legs and body.”

Hudson said she had gone to check on her daughter because the baby hadn’t woken up or moved all night.

The couple told detectives that they had found Paisley unresponsive, and had attempted to revive her with a hot bath and CPR.


In an interview with a local station, Hudson said that she placed the blame for her daughter's death squarely on Ramirez' shoulders.

She said that she had been unaware of the abuse “I didn’t realize the person I brought into my child’s lives.” A friend of Hudson's revealed that there had been strong indications of abuse and that the Indiana Department of Child Services had been called on to do a welfare check on the two children.

A group of mothers has been protesting outside the Indiana Department of Child Services. The group protested outside the DCS offices in Anderson expressing their anger and outrage at the Department's failure to protect Paisley Hudson and her brother.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Goldie Hawn Turned to Prayer to Heal Son Who Almost Died at 1 Day Old – Now She Calls Him 'A Gift'

March 26, 2022

Kurt Russell Became 'Pa' to Goldie Hawn's Kids Whose Father Considers Them 'Dead'

April 08, 2022

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

Christina Haack & Ant Anstead's Showdown over Son Who Was Born after She Had Lost Hope of Having More Kids

May 04, 2022

Kate Gosselin 'Sent Away' & 'Caged' Son at an Institution — Jon Claims He 'Did Not Know' Where for Years

March 16, 2022

Bob Saget's Longtime Home Gets $770K Price Cut – Nobody Is Ready to Buy House He Lived in until His Tragic Death

October 16, 2022

Brad Paisley 'Stalked' Kimberly Williams after Falling for Her While Relaxing with His Girlfriend

April 25, 2022

Rock Hudson Visited Doris Day Before His Death While Hiding His Illness — The Actor’s Final Months

February 23, 2022

Dad-Of-2 Says He's Going to Hospital and Never Returns, Is Found Safe and Sound 23 Years Later

March 08, 2022

Owen Wilson Was Reportedly Set to Wed Kate Hudson Who Was Seeing Other Men

March 24, 2022

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Susan Saint James Put Her Career on Hold to Be a Mom - She Was Struck with Death of Younger Son

March 05, 2022

Kate Hudson Is Co-Parenting Her Children With Three Different Dads: 'I've Got Kids All Over The Place'

February 05, 2022

Ricky Nelson's Son Called Mom 'Dragon' Who Did Not Let Him See Family - Uncle Mark Harmon Tried to Take Him

November 26, 2022