“It’s hard to believe and hard to understand,” said Monsignor Terrance Stewart, who is Ron’s acquaintance and is left in disbelief of the situation. “Apparently she went into the refrigerator and got food and so on. They think that’s what she did.”

The little girl has since been placed in her maternal grandmother’s care, as her mom is still not in a place to be a parent to her. What’s truly tragic, is that Finkler was said to be Haleigh’s whole world, and she was his since he was never able to have a family of his own. She spent more time with him than anyone else.

The one loving and reliable person in her life she could trust is gone, and she was stuck in the house with his dead body for days, because the remaining adults in her life didn’t bother to check on her sooner.