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Brockton child’s death ‘a nightmare,’ mother says

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BROCKTON, Mass. ( – Police in Brockton are investigating the death of a boy who became unresponsive in a hotel bath tub Sunday.

Tania Merisca, 26, was staying at the Holiday Inn with her boyfriend and her son, 4-year-old Chauncey Cohen, when she had to go to work.

"I called on my break. I'm like what y'all doing?" said Merisca. "He was just watching TV, laying down, playing with his Leap Pad. He said he was fine so I didn't think that anything was wrong."

Merisca said that when she got back to the hotel she noticed the boy wasn't feeling well and decided to give him a bath.

"I'm keeping my eye on him and then his eyes just went white. It just went white," said Merisca. "I checked his pulse. I listened to his heart. No heartbeat. And I just rushed to the emergency room."

The child was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Medical Center at about 9:30 p.m. The Plymouth County DA is investigating the death as suspicious.

"It's a nightmare. I just want to wake up and have my son by my side," said Merisca. "He was a good baby. I would never harm my child. That was my only kid and now the fact that he's gone, it's like killing me. I just want to know what happened to my son so he can rest in peace."

No charges have been filed and there are no suspects. Anyone who may have any information is asked to call police.

Cohen was one of two children who died in Massachusetts Sunday. The "sudden unexplained" death of a 2-year-old girl in Haverhill is also under investigation.

According to authorities, the child's father put her down for a nap Sunday afternoon and found her unresponsive in her bed. The child was transported to Merrimack Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead at about 2:30 p.m.

No names were released in the Haverhill case.

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