Infant Girl Found Dead After Teen Mother Left Her Unattended for Hours

Jada LeBoeuf.

The 8-month-old girl's name was Journey.

A Florida teen mom is facing charges after cops say her infant daughter died after being left unattended for hours.

Journey LeBoeuf died in February after being left on a couch for nearly five hours, deputies said.

Her mother, Jada LeBoeuf, 19, was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated manslaughter.

In an arrest affidavit, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Journey lived with her mother, aunt and maternal grandparents in the city of Winter Haven.

Family members told investigators they last saw Journey alive in the evening as they went to bed, according to WKMG.

Deputies said LeBoeuf slept on a couch in the living room with Journey asleep in a car seat nearby.

However, authorities said LeBoeuf left the home and returned hours later on the day of Journey's death.

Officials said the little girl was found on the couch, tangled in the blanket and unresponsive.

An autopsy determined the cause of death was suffocation.

LeBoeuf is being held on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.