Woman, infant found dead inside Holly Hill apartment, police say

Police: Medical examiner to determine causes of death

HOLLY HILL, Fla. – Authorities are investigating after a woman and an infant were found dead inside an apartment, according to Holly Hill police.

A man who called 911 said he had not heard from 35-year-old Leah Mays in a few days so he went to her apartment on Ridgewood Avenue to check on her and opened the door after he knocked several times and didn’t receive an answer, records show.

A chain lock was in place but the man was able to get inside and found Mays slumped over on the couch with several syringes nearby, according to police.

Authorities said the baby, believed to be less than a month old, was in a car seat near the door. The baby was thin but did not appear to be injured, records show.

Mays and the baby were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Their causes of death will be determined by a medical examiner, police said.