UPDATE: Vt. Toddler Found In Icy Waterbury Brook Has Died

Police say investigation is still active and pending autopsy

By Alexandra Leslie | aleslie@nexstar.tv

Published 02/12 2016 11:25PM

Updated 02/13 2016 12:58PM

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Police say the toddler found in an icy brook in Waterbury Thursday has died.

Vermont State Police have identified the child as three-year-old Parker Berry from Hyde Park, Vermont.

Police say the investigation into the possible drowning is still active and pending autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

Police say the toddler was at Elephant in the Field, a day care on Guptil Road.

Vermont State Police spokesman Scott Waterman said the child was with a group of kids at the center when he wandered away.

Investigators say he was initially brought to Central Vermont Medical Center, and later transferred to UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

Waterman said CPR was performed on Berry.

In a phone interview Friday morning with Local 22 & Local 44, Reeva Murphy, deputy commissioner for the Vermont Department for Children and Families, said the day care center is currently closed and a joint investigation is underway by DCF and the Vermont State Police.

When reached by phone Friday afternoon, Elephant in the Field declined to comment. The day care is registered with the state.

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