On Sunday, Chillicothe Police responded to the area of Fair Street and Irving Drive in reference to a report of a male running down the street without clothing.
On Sunday, Chillicothe Police responded to the area of Fair Street and Irving Drive in reference to a report of a male running down the street without clothing. A male juvenile, who is highly autistic and unable to speak, was located and was recognized by officers due to past contact, according Sgt. Jeremy Stephens. The juvenile was taken to his residence by officers in the 1600 block of Fair Street. Contact was made with the parents who had been asleep. A tip about drug activity was received and a search of the residence yielded methamphetamine and materials used to cook methamphetamine, according to the report. All four children in the home were taken into protective custody and placed in the care of the Livingston County Division of Children’s Services. The parents, Daniel Schliessman and Michelle Schliessman, were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of the child and were transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. The children appeared to be unbathed for an extended period of time, according to police. On one of the children's arms and legs, there were open, untreated sores. The home was in a deplorable state with dog feces, cat feces, and animal vomit throughout the house including the children’s bedrooms. The family reported they had only lived in the home for four days.