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Cops: Mother travelled to Europe, left her 4 kids house alone in Iowa

Police say they've charged 30-year-old Erin Macke with child endangerment. (Johnston Police Department)Cops say they have actually charged 30-year-old Erin Macke with child endangerment. (Johnston Authorities Department) Cops say they have actually charged 30-year-old Erin Macke with kid endangerment. (Johnston Police Department). JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP)– Authorities have apprehended a suburban Des Moines mother who left her four kids house alone while she traveled to Europe. Johnston authorities say they have actually charged 30-year-old Erin Macke with kid endangerment. Polk County Prison records state Macke remains in custody Friday. Court records don’t note the name of an attorney who can comment for her.

Cops state Macke made no child care plans for her kids– ages 12, 12, 7 and 6– prior to she left Sept. 20.

Authorities were tipped off Sept. 21 that the children had been left unsupervised. Officers investigated and called in the Iowa Person Provider Department, which took custody of them.

Officers called Macke in Germany, requiring she return. She was apprehended on her return.

Cops haven’t described the purpose of Macke’s trip.

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