ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Authorities say a toddler died of extreme heat when his parents left him alone in a room for almost 38 hours.
On Sunday, 22-year-old Kathleen Peacock discovered that her 2-year-old son, Braydon, was dead and ran to a neighbor's home for help.
One neighbor told investigators that the child's room was extremely hot.
Authorities say a space heater was left on in the boy's room and it never turned off.
They say the couple ignored his cries for help while they were on a weekend drug binge at their home.
Peacock and the boy's father, 25-year-old Lucas Barnes, are facing charges of child abuse and neglect and manufacturing meth.