GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating the death of a toddler over the weekend.
Police were called to 1500 block of Talley Street at 7:30 p.m. Sunday after a child went missing from an outdoor event at home.
Officers searched the area and found the boy unresponsive in a nearby creek about a half an hour later.
The child was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival.
Detectives are still trying to determine the cause and circumstances surrounding the boy’s death.
Sgt. Jack Steinberg confirmed the boy found dead in the creek was 16 months old.
Steinberg also said that the family of the toddler was in the home at the time before he was reported missing.
“When we have to deal with the death of a child its something that the department and the community all need to come together and try to solve so we can figure out what happened,” Steinberg said.
On Monday, officers canvass the neighborhood to find out if anyone had seen the boy between 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday night.
Investigators have yet to determine whether the death is accidental or suspicious.
Anyone who may have seen the boy Sunday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz.
All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous and may result in a reward up to $2,000.