Family Searches For Answers In Death Of East Leroy Daughter And Granddaughter

Posted at 9:53 PM, Mar 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-31 05:09:31-04

EAST LEROY, Mich. (March 30, 2014) – Bob Hubbard found his daughter, Linda, 32, and 5-month-old granddaughter Ashlyn unresponsive in Linda’s bed Saturday morning.

“Every day my husband would feed her in the morning and that’s how he went up to ask if she was awake and they were gone,” Patti Hubbard, Linda’s mother, said.

Police say there were no signs of trauma or a break in at the home on 6 Mile Road, leaving the cause of death a mystery.

Linda and Ashlyn lived with her parents, Patti and Bob, and helped with the family business, because her father suffers from some health issues.

Bob says Linda was the most loving mother you can ever imagine. And Patti says her daughter Linda was a beautiful person and loved everyone.

As for Ashlyn, “She was my angel from God,” Bob said. “The baby was just so smiley and bright,” Linda said of her granddaughter.

The Hubbards say the fire department has been out to the home searching for carbon monoxide or anything else that could have led to Linda and Ashlyn’s death.  They tell us police are looking into anything the pair could have eaten or come in contact with.

Michigan State Police say they are awaiting toxicology reports until determining a cause of death.

From Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home:

The Funeral Service to celebrate Linda and Ashlyn’s lives will be held on Friday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the North Avenue Church of God, 1079 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017, with Rev. Jeff Eckman, Pastor, officiating. A continuation of their life celebration will immediately follow the Service with a time of fellowship and a luncheon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. Final interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 3rd from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek.