Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Several agencies are investigating the circumstances surrounding a child who died July 22.
The incident occurred at 114 Amberside Drive, according to a statement released by Goose Creek Police Department Capt. John Grainger.
GCPD is working with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Berkeley County Coroner's Office.
According to a police report, the child was found in full cardiac arrest when officials responded at about 3 p.m.
An investigator determined the child and mother were in the upstairs bedroom on the right side of the residence when the incident occurred, according to the report.
The mother told police she was sleeping next to the child and when she awoke she discovered he was cold to the touch and unresponsive, according to the report.
The mother was crying hysterically on the kitchen floor after she was told her child had died, according to the report.
The child's grandfather said at about 9:20 a.m. he saw his daughter feeding the child in the living room before he left work, according to the report.
The grandfather told police his daughter and grandchild had moved from California about two weeks ago. They lived with the child's mother's sister on Lowndes Road until about a week before the incident, according to the report. The 911 call was made by the mother.
In deference to the active investigation and multi-jurisdictional effort, no further comment will be provided on this case at this time, according to the statement from Grainger.
The investigation continues.
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