A mother has been left heartbroken following the death of her 1-year-old son in a daycare in Muskegon, Michigan.
When she returned to pick her son, Korey Brown, and his other siblings, she found him inside a playpen and when she went to carry him up thinking he was sleeping, she noticed he was motionless and his head tilted over. She looked closely and found bruises and bite marks all over his body.
First responders were called to the Daycare at 6:50 a.m. and Korey was pronounced dead at 8 a.m., following resuscitation and other life-saving efforts.
"I picked Korey up and I'm thinking he's asleep and then his face tilts over. I'm saying 'What's wrong with my baby's face?' I'm thinking he's still asleep," Bryanna saidThe cause of the death remains unknown though a 5-year-old who is believed to be the only witness of the toddler's death, informed the police that it was an 8-year-old girl who was responsible, but because of the age of the child, the officers are not able to get much. Police believe the children had been left without supervision for about a couple of hours and that was when the death occurred.
Authorities said Korey was dropped off at the daycare, which was run out of a home, the previous night and left unsupervised with an 8-year-old girl, who had been left at the facility around 2 a.m. that day. Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis told MLive.com that the death was most likely unintentional.
"The 1-year-old was crying and it appears no one was attending to the child. The 8-year-old dealt with the baby crying … This person that was involved in the death probably felt something was wrong. If you're a child and break something, you try to hide it," Lewis said.
The 8-year-old girl was taken for a mental evaluation at Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus while police continue to investigate.