Anna Nicole Smith's mother VIRGIE ARTHUR is desperately seeking temporary custody of her late daughter's baby because she fears the tot could be next in the family tragedy.
The former police officer arrived in the Bahamas with family members on Friday (09FEB07) and met with local police officials and social service workers in a bid to gather information which she hoped would speed up the process as she fights to become five-month-old DANNIELYNN's guardian.
In a TV interview filmed just before Arthur made the trip to the Bahamas, the worried grandmother confessed she feared Dannielynn will be the next family death after her daughter and grandson Daniel, who died from an overdose last September (06).
Arthur said, "I'm worried that she's not gonna live either. My daughter is dead and my grandson is dead and I'm scared to death that something is gonna happen to her. She's the last one in that family. There's nobody to protect her. I've gotta do something."
The baby has been in the care of a friend of Anna Nicole since the model left her home on Nassau for a vacation in Florida last week (05FEB07).
The holiday ended in tragedy on Thursday (08FEB07) when Smith was found unconscious in her suite at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel + Casino. She died on her way to a nearby hospital.