LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a child abuse/neglect investigation.

According to a press release, officers responded to a location in southern Livingston County on January 2nd to reports of possible child neglect. Two small children were found to be in grotesque conditions including odors of feces, urine, rotting food and using buckets for needs because the lack of running water.

The children were removed from the home and taken to Hedrick Medical Center for examination. An investigation is ongoing.