A 1-year-old boy died after being found unresponsive in a motel bathtub after apparently being left alone for brief period of time, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday as they continued an investigation into the child’s death.
Deputies responded to a “baby not breathing” call in the 1400 block of North Long Beach Boulevard about 2 p.m. Monday and found the unresponsive child in a motel room, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
The mother told investigators she was bathing her son in the bathtub when she left the bathroom for a short amount of time. The woman returned and found the him floating in the water and not breathing, the release stated.
He was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital by paramedics.
Authorities have not released the boy’s name.
An investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or the Compton Sheriff’s Station at 310-605-6500.
Additionally, those who would prefer to leave a tip anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.