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Mother found dead inside Detroit home, baby found dehydrated in crib

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An undated photo of Charmanek Johnson. An undated photo of Charmanek Johnson.
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DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit mother was found dead inside her home. Her 8-month-old daughter was also found dehydrated in her crib, and is now listed in critical condition at a hospital.

Authorities are not releasing the cause of death for Charmanek Johnson, but say they are investigating her death as a homicide.

UPDATED TO ADD: Authorities now say Johnson died from multiple stab wounds.

Exactly how long the baby was left unattended inside the home is not clear at this time. 

Johnson was found by her mother, who got worried and went to check on her.

Johnson worked as a tax preparer for National Tax Service. Employees there tell FOX 2 they never got the impression Johnson feared for her safety, and believe she was killed by someone she knew.

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