UPDATE: 2-month-old found dead at babysitter’s house

UPDATE: 2-month-old found dead at babysitter’s house
Apartments on the 500 block of Hines Street where a 2-month-old baby was found dead. (Source: wfxg)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A 2-month-old child was found dead at a babysitter’s home in Richmond County, according to the coroner’s office.

Eziah Elari Collier was found dead on the couch by his babysitter last week, hours after his mother dropped him off at her neighbor’s home on Hines Street.

According to a release from the coroner, Eziah was left with the babysitter’s 11-year-old child as the babysitter slept upstairs. The release said Eziah’s mother dropped him off on Wednesday Jan. 16 between 7-7:30 p.m. He was found unresponsive around 3 a.m. and pronounced dead an hour later.

According to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived, they spoke with the babysitter. She says the baby’s mother called at around 10 p.m. the night before and asked if Eziah had woken up. She told her “no” and fell asleep. She woke up at around 3 a.m. and found Eziah cold and unresponsive.

The boy’s body is being sent to GBI for autopsy. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the coroner’s office are investigating. The Department of Family and Children Services has been notified.

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