The baby who was found emaciated in a Moses Lake home was in such bad condition he had no muscle tone, no hair, and was suffering from long-term malnutrition.
The two-year-old was airlifted from Samaritan Hospital to Sacred Heart Medical Center last week and remains in critical condition.
A search warrant released Tuesday includes a telephone conversation between Detective Ryan Green and Superior Court Judge John Knodell where Green laid out his case for getting a search warrant to enter the home at 3879 Shorecrest Drive NE in Moses Lake where the child was found.
In his statement to Judge Knodell, Detective Green said that the on-call physician at Samaritan Hospital did not expect the child to survive.
An analysis of the child revealed that he weighed less than 10 pounds, had no muscle tone and as Detective Green described him was "skin and bones." The child also had no hair, no muscle tone, was bleeding out of his rectum and had a core body temperature of 89 degrees.
Emergency Room staff at Samaritan identified the child's condition as long-term malnutrition.
Detectives have been in contact with the parents, who are cooperating with the investigation. Authorities say the investigation into this case is going to take a long time as there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.