Missouri Woman Accused of Child Endangerment
(Kansas City, Missouri) A 24-year-old mother, Brittany Mugrauer, has been accused of child endangerment. Her two young children, 4 and 6, were found living in a wooden shipping crate in an underground cave.
Jackson County detectives were serving a search warrant for an alleged stolen car operation in the caves on the city's east side Thursday when they found the children, alone, in the 8-by-10-foot crate furnished with vehicle bench seats.Mugrauer faces two counts of felony child endangerment.
Prosecutors say the children were poorly clothed, barefoot and covered in dirt, and the younger one was eating from a cup of dry ramen noodles.