A 2-month-old boy was found dead Thursday morning at a Waterbury home, and police are working to figure out what happened to the child.
Police said the child's mother found him unresponsive and called 911. Soon after, baby Eliczer was pronounced dead.
Detectives are taking a close look at the events that transpired in the 24 hours prior to the baby's death, including possible drug use.
“I just dropped to the floor,” said Eladio Delgado, the child's father, adding that he was “hurt, upset, angry at the same time” when he found out about the baby's death.
Waterbury police said the baby’s mother called them from her home on Bank Street and told the operator Eliczer was unresponsive.
It prompted an immediate investigation.
“I know something’s not right. I know that for a fact," Delgado said. "I’ve been hearing so many things and it’s nothing good."
NBC Connecticut tried contacting the mother at her home, but no one answered the door.
Hours later, dozens of friends and family members gathered outside the house praying and lighting candles in Eliczer's memory.
Eladio Delgado was one of them. He said he and Eliczer's mother shared custody of the child, and that the baby seemed happy and normal when he saw Eliczer the other day.
“He was perfectly fine he was laughing and enjoying himself," Delgado explained. "Then, all of a sudden, this happens."
Investigators said the autopsy report came back inconclusive Friday. Now, police are waiting for toxicology results, which could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.