Family of slain toddler wants answers

Family of slain toddler wants answers

SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies discovered the body of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt in a south hill home a little more than a week ago. Her suspected killer was arrested in Idaho on Tuesday.

Jason Obermiller made his first appearance in a Kootenai County court Wednesday where he announced he'll fight extradition back to Spokane.

KXLY4 News spoke with grandparents on both sides of Adalynn Hoyt's family on Wednesday. It seems like everyone has some questions they want answered.

On September 13, Jason Obermiller was supposed to be taking care of 2-year-old Adalynn. Her mom, Lovina Rainey, was out drinking with a man known only as "Stranger."

Instead, detectives say he hit or kicked the little girl so hard in the stomach that she bled to death internally.

Family members are happy Adalynn's suspected killer is in custody, and grateful to the citizens who called the police, but, they still have several concerns. The first – why was a two year old left alone in a house of convicted felons?

"It's a very upsetting situation," said one of Adalynn's grandmothers, Debbie Rainey. "I can't believe how often this happens to children."

Family members know the road to justice is long, but they're determined to see it through to the end. For Adalynn.

Obermiller's bond was set at $250,000.

Adalynn's funeral will be held next Wednesday.