Mom Left Child With Stranger From Craigslist

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jun 08, 2016

A Nashville mom was arrested after she allegedly left her child with a random person she met on Craigslist.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, a babysitter responded to a Craigslist ad from 24-year-old Kelsey McMurtry, who was looking for childcare.

However, immediately upon arriving McMurtry reportedly unloaded her child and left.

The infant was said to be soaked in urine and it appeared she hadn't been bathed in days.

McMurtry didn't pick up after repeated phone calls were made, so the caregiver called police.

She was eventually arrested that night, May 30, for public intoxication.

On Tuesday afternoon, she was served a warrant for child neglect of her 1-year-old daughter.

This wasn’t the first time she's been accused of child neglect.

McMurtry made national news back in April after police said she left her baby in a car to go audition at a local strip club. It's unknown if those charges were eventually dropped.