Two Women Arrested After Palm Bay Police Find Two Children ‘Covered In Filth’ Eating Grass, Sticks

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Investigators said Corey Rickards (left) left her two children with Joanne Hall (right) at a home in Holiday Park, which officials described as a “house of filth.”

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Two people were arrested over the weekend after police said they found two children covered in filth while wandering a Palm Bay neighborhood.

Investigators said Corey Rickards left her two children with Joanne Hall at a home in Holiday Park, which officials described as a “house of filth.”

According to an arrest report, Palm Bay police were called out to the home Saturday after receiving a call from neighbors about children running around the neighborhood.

One officer who responded to the scene said the children were so hungry that they were attempting to eat grass and sticks.

Police said one of the children had a soiled diaper that hung to her knees and was filled with feces.

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