Toddler found dead in Zephyrhills home
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — An 18-month old boy was found dead Saturday morning and police are investigating whether his caretakers are responsible for his death.
Zephyrhills Police came to Angie Burghy and Kim Culp’s house to find Sebastian Lieb unresponsive. He eventually died.
Another child that was living with the couple was taken into protective custody.
It is still unclear how the child died.
Angie Burgh, and her wife, Kim Culp, were Lieb’s legal guardians. Culp is related to his biological parents, who are both in prison in Ohio.
They are now facing drug charges and considered persons of interest in the baby’s death.
Neighbors like Jay Rivera believe Lieb’s death could’ve been prevented.
“He was such a cute kid,” Rivera said.
Rivera said that he took the baby from Burghy as she was walking down the street, saying the baby looked hurt.
“I sensed right away the baby had been hit in the head,” Rivera said.
Rivera called 911 and told them he thought Lieb had been abused.
“Police were here three or four hours,” Rivera said. “I saw the lady later in the day with the babies and nothing had happened.”
When he saw the police outside the house Saturday morning, he knew something terrible happened to Lieb.
“My heart hit the ground because I knew it could’ve been avoided if somebody would’ve done something about it before,” Rivera said.
Zephyrhills police said they’ve responded to domestic incidents at Culp and Burghy’s home three times this year.
“May he rest in peace,” Rivera said. “Hopefully justice will be done on this one.”
An autopsy is being done on the child to figure out how Lieb died. The couple could face more charges once the results are in.