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Mother found dead inside Detroit home, baby found dehydrated in crib

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An undated photo of Charmanek Johnson. An undated photo of Charmanek Johnson.
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DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit mother was found dead inside her home. Her 8-month-old daughter was also found dehydrated in her crib, and is now listed in critical condition at a hospital.

Authorities are not releasing the cause of death for Charmanek Johnson, but say they are investigating her death as a homicide.

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Johnson was found by her mother, who got worried and went to check on her.

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