Nia Branch charged with child neglect after her child roamed outside while she slept off a hangover

21-year-old Nia Branch was naked from the waist down when she answered her front door Friday morning and stood face to face with Metro Nashville Police officers. They asked if she knew the location of her young child, who she believed was still in the apartment with her. In reality, the child, wearing only shorts and a soiled diaper, had been running around the apartment complex unsupervised and knocking on doors, asking for food. Neighbors had fed the child and changed the dirty diaper. They told police the child was frequently outside unsupervised and naked, asking for food. Branch told officers she had been out drinking the night before and wasn’t aware the child had left the home.