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-ATLANTA | Recent warrants reveal allegations of severe mistreatment and neglect leading to the tragic death of a 4-year-old last month.

Rodney McWeay was taken into custody and faces murder charges following the discovery of his daughter, Treasure McWeay’s, lifeless body in a residence located in the Baker Hills area on Renfrew Court SW, nearly two weeks earlier.

The investigation into the death of a 4-year-old child in Atlanta’s Westside has caught the attention of local authorities.

On December 11, Atlanta Police Department (APD) homicide investigators were called to Hughes Spalding Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where Treasure was declared dead. The investigators observed that she was significantly underweight, with noticeable hollows around her eyes and cheeks.

Following an autopsy, it was determined that Treasure suffered from severe malnutrition and dehydration at the time of her death. She weighed only 25 pounds, with a mere 5ml of liquid found in her stomach.

During his time at the hospital, Rodney McWeay was interviewed by detectives. According to the warrant, McWeay mentioned that he kept his children confined to their rooms, only allowing them out with his permission and that he would bring them whatever they needed. He also stated that his children had toys in their rooms.

This led homicide detectives to obtain a search warrant for the McWeay residence on Renfrew Court. The search revealed a dire lack of food, with only expired eggs and milk found. The children’s rooms were devoid of clothing for any of the three children residing in the apartment. Additionally, surveillance cameras were discovered throughout the home, some positioned to monitor the beds.

The condition of the other children in the home has not been disclosed by the APD.

Rodney McWeay is now facing multiple charges, including murder, first and second-degree child cruelty, kidnapping, and false imprisonment, and is currently held in Fulton County jail.

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