Housekeeping Managers please let your staff know how important it is to pay attention to your current guests in house.
As the eyes and ears of the hotel, Room Attendants can be an important part of your hotel security plan. So let your team know that they may be able to help discover or prevent what you're about to read.
Michael Chandler // The Housekeeping Director
FORT MYERS, FL -We are getting a closer look inside a Fort Myers hotel room where a toddler was found malnourished and living in her own waste. As we told you back in October, the child's mother, Binish Evans, was charged with neglect.
Fort Myers investigators took dozens of photos inside room 425 of the Candlewood Suites. They found receipts, flyers for concealed to carry classes, trash and the soiled blankets and clothes detectives say was on the two-year-old.
That is where investigators say two-year-old Addisyn Evans was found in a playpen crying, malnourished and living in her own waste.
Detectives say there was a blanket covering the open area underneath the bedroom door. According to hotel workers, a piece of tape was on the front and back of the door near the opening.
Investigators also took note of filth all throughout suite 425. They even found a syringe in a zip lock bag along with a box of medications. Piles of dirty clothes, shoes and even open beer bottles lay around the dining and living room area.
We went to home of Ryan Walls Friday night but it appeared he was not home.
Investigators found love letters penned from Walls to Evans. One neighbor remembers seeing Evans visit.
"I observed a woman just screaming and using terrible language," said neighbor Ginny Miller-Plaza.
Neighbors of Walls say they never saw the toddler but their hearts go out to the child who is now with her father in Texas.
"Poor kid, her life is ruined now. Very sad," said neighbor Dawn Trudell. Investigators say Evans and the toddler were living there for several months and owed the hotel $2,500 for her their stay.
According to investigators, Evans went by Isabella. Detectives spent $2,300 of taxpayer money on this investigation. A captain with the Fort Myers Police Department wants those funds paid back in full if Evans is sentenced.