• The Carrington Police Department responded to the daycare Monday
  • The baby was airlifted to a hospital, where doctors found the infant had two brain bleeds
  • The baby was declared dead Wednesday

A 5-month-old baby died Wednesday after being found unresponsive at an in-home daycare in Carrington, North Dakota.

The Carrington Police Department and Carrington ambulance had responded to the daycare after receiving a call Monday, Foster County state's attorney, Kara Brinster, told KXNET.

When they arrived, they found the baby unresponsive and airlifted the infant to Sanford in Fargo. The child was later declared dead.

A GoFundMe page set up by the infant's cousin revealed the doctors at a hospital conducted a few tests on the baby and found two brain bleeds.

"Hi, I'm a cousin of Reed Nelson, 5-month old son of Jesse and Brittany Nelson. On Monday, September 26, Jesse and Brittany received a phone call that no parent wants to hear. Reed was unresponsive and was sent by ambulance to CHI St. Alexius in Carrington," the GoFundMe description read.

In a later update, the cousin revealed the child had died Wednesday.

"On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Reed gained his angel wings. Please continue to pray for the Nelson's as they grieve the loss of their son," the update read.

The Carrington Police Department and the Foster County state's attorney launched an investigation into the death of the child. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also assisting in the probe, Yahoo News reported.

Authorities also urged the public to come forward with any information about the incident. Any tip related to the case can be reported to the Carrington Police Department at (701) 652-3321 or the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (701) 328-5000.

No detail was revealed about the daycare, where the incident took place. It is also not known if there was any other child at the daycare at the time.

In May, a 2-year-old boy died after being left inside a car at a Memphis daycare center. The child was found unresponsive inside the vehicle. The police said at the time the boy was picked up by a staff member of the Education is Key daycare facility in North Memphis. The staff member allegedly forgot the child in the back seat of her vehicle. When she returned, she found the toddler unresponsive.

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