A toddler, found wandering in a South County apartment complex this morning, is safe-and-sound, back home with his family.
Police say the two year-old boy was able to walk out of the apartment after his older brother left the door open. A groundskeeper at the Port Apartments in Oakville found the toddler around 11:20 morning.
They found the boy's father just a short time later, he had been taking a nap when the child left the house.
A horrifying night for a south city couple after they find their two-year-old son hanging from a window blind cord.
Investigators say the toddler died after he climbed up into the windows of his bedroom in their home off Water Street in south city and got tangled up in a long nylon cord from the window blinds.
The boy’s mother found him hanging several feet off the ground with the cord around his neck. Police do not know how long the child had been there.
Police say the husband tried to perform CPR until EMS crews arrived. The toddler was pronounced dead at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. This happened Monday night around 7:45.
The parents were not taken into custody. Police are calling it a tragic accident.
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