"He came down here and told us the little baby had stopped breathing sometime this morning," said Nikkita White, a neighbor and family friend.
Indian River County Deputies got the call around 6:00 A.M., Lisa Ford, franticly alerted dispatchers her 18 month old grandson, Jonas Delmas would not wake up.
"The baby was on a nebulizer, and I guess he took some of the grandmothers medication, the grandmother is sick, so I guess he took some of the medication,” said White.
Deputies say Ford tried CPR, but the toddler was pronounced dead an hour later.
Nikkita White knows the family well, she says the grandmother suffers from Lupus and takes strong medication.
"It had to be an accident, they are really good people," said White.
As a precaution, doctors are now looking into whether two other kids, staying at the house also got a hold of the medication.
"I can only imagine what she is going through, I can only imagine, if I was too lose one of mine, it's very upsetting," said White.
The Department of Children and Families joined detectives in the investigation.
Detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
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