4-year-old living on sugar weighed just 26 pounds

The 4-year-old boy who was found, living on sugar, with his dead mother in a New Jersey apartment weighed a scant 26 pounds.

Cops have identified the woman as 38-year-old Kiana Workman. They say she had been dead in the apartment in Union Township for at least four days. Neighbors told PIX11 New she had not been well for some time.

The AP reported that Workman’s mother, who lives in a nursing center, is the owner of the apartment. Authorities are also looking for Workman’s brother.

RELATED: 4-YEAR-OLD LIVING ON SUGAR WAS CARING  FOR HIS MOTHER’S CORPSE.

The boy, who was dehydrated and malnourished, was taken to a hospital. He had resorted to staying alive by eating sugar because he could not open the refrigerator, which was stocked with food. The child was underweight by about 16 pounds.

4-year-old living on sugar

A neighbor told reporters that Kiana Workman had been sick for some time, and that he had been picking up her mail.

Cops say people from across the country have been calling them trying to adopt him.

No word yet on the cause of Workman’s death.

27 comments

  • Dee

    Thank you GOD for watching over this baby. That is why I lo9ve you soooooooo much. My thought and prayers go out to the young lady's family. Let us keep each other in prayer and thoughts. We ARE our sister and brother's keeper.

    • art

      dee you were brainwashed bad. god is prancing around with the unicorns and easter bunny and is not real. Your parents are disgusting for forcing you to go to stupid church with other stupid ignorant people. I'm really sorry. Learn to say you "hope" someone gets better. Prayers are for the brainwashed. In the middle east, they are brainwashed there too but worse. The women are brainwashed into thinking they are not worth having rights. Again Dee, There is no such thing as GOD. There has never been proof. Just stories you were brainwashed into believing.

      • Erika

        Art….You're an idiot!!!! Wonder why GOD keeps you around, he has a plan for people like you. PRAYERS and BLESSINGS your way. God bless.

      • sassy

        I will surely pray for you Art. One day you will have to answer for this. You will stand before God.
        How do you think you or anyone else got here without God. How was anything created?

      • Dawnelle

        Wow, just because you don't believe in God doesn't mean others don't. Why don't you learn to keep your mouth shut instead of running the beliefs of others down. If it wasn't for our Creator, none of us would be here…including you. i think the problem here is you need to learn to think before you speak.

        As for this story, God was surly watching over that little boy. I pray God continues to watch over this baby so that he may become healthy and strong, and that he finds comfort later down the road in knowing that he was caring for his mama the best he could for his young age. Bless this little boy.

      • Emily

        Art, I am truly sorry for whatever has happened to you that has made your heart so hard. Things happen for a reason bigger than you see. I will pray that God shows you the path to Heaven. God is everywhere and in everything. Without Him no one would be anything. And by the way, not all Christians go to church. A lot have a personal relationship with our Lord and are not brainwashed in the slightest. They may not have had parents who had a religion, and they found a relationship with Christ by themselves. God is real, there is no denying that.. And even if you believe He isn't, I mean there isn't any harm in believing. Right? The worst you do it praise someone who isn't real. Again, I will pray for you and this little boy. God Bless.
        http://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html
        http://www.isawthelightministries.com/proof.html

      • Panda

        Art, this story is not about Dee or her beliefs nor do you have the right to tell someone that they are wrong for what they believe in. I myself do not believe in God or a higher power but I do not harass people because they do. This story is about this wonderful, beautiful child that managed to survive something that no 4 year old should even have to endure. You are sick and wrong for your words and your theory is simply unfounded. As Dee cannot prove that there IS a God, you cannot prove that there is NOT. You need to get a life and learn what is worth fighting for, she is NOT going to see it your way and for that matter most of us wont, get over yourself and your hatred for others beliefs and be happy this child is safe!

      • Teresa

        Art, she has a right to believe and pray to whatever God she wants. Not you or anyone else with idiotic opinions have any right to comment on her religious views. Man kind always needs proof. Its like you don't believe unless a miracle happens. lol. Why should God prove himself to such a small minded, bug of a person. Your not sick for not believing, your damning yourself, you're just sick for criticizing anyone on how they believe. Brainwashed is such an over used term for basic "know it all" people like you. Take this coming from a 16 year old girl. I will pray for you. God Bless

      • A.M.M.

        I am a Christian. I believe in God. If you were raised believing God isn't real then it's our job as Christian's to show you the way. God loves everyone. God is Real! My 4 1/2 daughter says she can actually see him sometimes right by me. She is a really smart girl and would not have any reason to lie. She can describe to me what he looks like and what he's wearing. I am being honest with you. I have the Lord in my heart because I know every second of every day he is with me. God made people. People make mistakes. We all sin. The Bible says that as Christian's we will go through pain in our lives because life is not easy. I see that pain all of the time in my life but God helps me through it and makes me a better person. Without God, there is nothing. Art, you are loved. I am not brainwashed. I know God is present. He is our creator. Science cannot prove that God wasn't the creator. I pray YES I mean pray that you start following in the Lord's path because he has a path for everyone. Please read my book "Teen Mom, Now 37". It's a Kindle e-book. It just might help you with some questions even though you are a man. At least I think you're a man….

      • Kelly

        The people who do believe in God have to watch what they say or do (i.e. cant say Pledge of Allegiance some places because it says God in it)for the sake of people like you who dont so same goes for u Art so shut your piehole!

    • Darwin593

      If god is so wondeful, why did he allow his to happen to begin with? I feel sorry for people that waste their time and money on the longest running con of all time. One day enlightenment will rule, and people will realize that a boy starving to death with his dead mother for 4 days is not the act of a loving god.

      • Angela

        Darwin, your answers are in the Bible – Once you learn to read then maybe you can look them up and learn something.
        My prayers go out to this very special little boy and his mother.

  • Kim Poole

    How sad, God watches over babies and fools, that is an old adage. Not sure if it is biblical. Who found them? Did someone phone in? Glad the child is okay, what did the mother die from?

    • art

      you were brainwashed bad. god is prancing around with the unicorns and easter bunny and is not real. Your parents are disgusting for forcing you to go to stupid church with other stupid ignorant people. I'm really sorry. Learn to say you "hope" someone gets better. Prayers are for the brainwashed. In the middle east, they are brainwashed there too but worse. The women are brainwashed into thinking they are not worth having rights. Again Dee, There is no such thing as GOD. There has never been proof. Just stories you were brainwashed into believing.

      • Karley

        people can believe whatever they want to believe. i somewhat agree with your statement but with all the respect in the world, i think it was rude of you to say that. everybody, is entitled to believe what they want to believe and if you don't like the comment that was made you shouldn't have replied back. Sorry that i seem to be rude but it is my opinion, and just as everybody is entitled to their own beliefs, they are also entitled to their own opinion. However, i do respect you for commenting on the way you felt because it is a good thing to let people know your feelings instead of being fake like most people are these days… LET'S ALL JUST HOPE FOR A FULL RECOVERY!!

  • Traci

    Wow what a silly thing to fight over the little boy is alive and fine who cares how he just is that is all that nmatters

  • charly

    OK WOW to ART… some people have their own beliefs. not everyone is an athiest like yourself and there is no need to put doubts into everyone's faith just because your life hasn't turned out how you want it. I'm with Dee on this one and my prayers go out to the family and I hope they contact the family soon so that poor baby boy doesn't get lost in the system of foster care. That poor kid, I'm so happy he found some form of sustenance even if it was sugar.

  • deb

    hey guys do you see how Art effectively steered the conversation away from the goodness of God to himself. This has always been Satan's tactics. Let keep the conversation about the goodness of God and HOW HE PROTECTED THE LITTLE GUYS….and just ignore ART….he will go away…just like the enemy does.

  • kasha

    why was the fridge locked? four days and the kid was under weight by 16 pounds, there sounds to be more to this story than people.

    • Angela

      Kasha, the fridge was not locked, he just could not open it. Possibly not strong enough or the handles were too high. He's 4 years old and was very weak. I am thankful that God was with him through this terrible time to see him through.

  • Brandon

    Whether or not you believe in God or not you guys telling Art is wrong, your just as bad as him. I believe that God has a plan for everyone but I do not tell anything that doesn't believe in god they are wrong. That's not my Job. My Job is my family and myself. If this man believe you become a tree after death Great. Hope some big sweaty guy with an axe comes over and chops him down, Hope that sweaty guy takes him to a paper factory, hope that paper factory grinds in into paper and prints the Bible on him!!!

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