Death Of Toddler

By WBNG News

January 3, 2011 Updated Jan 3, 2011 at 9:08 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The sudden death of a toddler upsets a Binghamton neighborhood.

A 2-year-old was found dead in an apartment Thursday.

Action News Reporter Leigh Dana spoke exclusively to a man who tried to save the child's life.

"When I saw that little boy in that bed, instinct took over," cries Chris Winans, who has not been able to sleep for days.

It follows the death of a 2-year-old living across the street from him at 4 Fayette Street in Binghamton.

His wife heard the child's mom calling for someone to perform CPR around 11 a.m. Thursday.

"I ran out of the house and went across the street," Winans explains. "I saw the little boy laying on the bed with his arm hanging off. I then starting to perform CPR."

Medics arrived on scene shortly after and pronounced the child dead.

"I think it's horrible," said neighbor Ronald Dickson. "I mean I think it affected the neighbor's soul. He tried to revive the baby and it ended up dying."

Meanwhile, Binghamton Police have not released the names of the child and mother.

People in the neighborhood know the mom as Veronica Taft who has 3 other young children.

Neighbors are left thinking about the many other kids living on Fayette Street who are around same age as the child who died.

"I worry, because I don't know what happened, and I worry about the child, and I worry about her other 3 kids now," said one neighbor.

"Any child in this world is absolutely worth it," Winams exclaims. "Anybody just do something. If anything is happening to a child, do something, call some one."

The exact cause of death has not yet been released.

In Binghamton, Leigh Dana, WBNG TV Action News.

Binghamton Police are also investigating a death on Chenango Street.

They responded to the scene following a 911 call on December 30, 2010.

An autopsy is being conducted.

Police have not released any other details.