The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said the child’s mother called 911 Saturday night after her child was not breathing. Deputies responded to the home and found the baby unresponsive. The infant was taken to a hospital, where it was pronounced dead.
BCSO said its investigation revealed that the child had been left unattended in a bathtub.
On Monday afternoon, FOX 35 spoke with neighbors who live on Yarber Avenue and said they were shocked by the tragic news.
Marlene Hummer has lived in her home in the neighborhood for 31 years, she said. News of the baby's death broke her heart, she said. "We just don’t see very many babies around here," Hummer said.
The case remains under investigation.