Police in Torrington are investigating the death of a 15-month-old child.
Officers were called to a home on South Main Street Tuesday morning where a mother said her son was unresponsive.
The child was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital where he died.
Police said an initial report is that the child was found unresponsive in a bathtub.
Investigators say the mother was not home for very long prior to the 911 call, and family members say she had left the baby boy with a friend while she attended a school event for her 6-year-old daughter.
Those relatives said when she came home and saw her son in the bathtub and she immediately tried to get help but it was too late.
Now the entire neighborhood is grieving.
Neighbors said the baby was always smiling and laughing.
“He was such a happy baby. Big baby. Big happy baby always playful, laughing,” said Erica Shaw, the victim’s great aunt.
“He's absolutely happy all the time smiling talking he was a joy absolutely adorable,” said Nicole Rodriguez, a family friend.
Neighbors said police have been talking with eyewitnesses over the last few hours, including the mother of the child and the person who was babysitting at the time.
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