Mom shocked by toddler's sudden death

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"I want to know what happened to my son I need closure because there's so many missing pieces," Danielle Calhoun said of Michael Weeks, who was found unresponsive Saturday inside a unit at the Ivy Park Apartments on Memorial Drive.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County authorities are investigating the death of a toddler.

Channel 2 Action News obtained a police report that said 2-year-old Michael Weeks was found unresponsive Saturday inside a unit at the Ivy Park Apartments on Memorial Drive.

Emergency crews tried to revive the boy, but they were unsuccessful. Doctors said the toddler suffered cardiac arrest and had bruises on his chest and thighs. There was also a small scrape on the child's chin, according to the report.

Police questioned witnesses, but so far, no one has been charged.

"I'm just so hurt. I feel like I can't even cry anymore today," the child's mother, Danielle Calhoun, told Channel 2's Carl Willis.  "The only things I have left are these memories, these material things."

She said she went to run errands and left Michael with her husband, 22-year-old Devon Sawyer, but less than two hours later, she got a call to come to the hospital.

"He was just lifeless on the bed and I could see his eyes and they were bloodshot red and tears in his eyes like that was the last tear he was going to cry; like he couldn't get it out," she said.

A police report said the boy's stepfather ran to a neighbor's door asking for help, before CPR was performed on Michael, who was pronounced dead at the hospital.

"I want to know what happened to my son. I need closure because there's so many missing pieces," Calhoun said.

Detectives interviewed and released the boy's step father, who denies hurting the child, police said.

Investigators returned to the family's apartment Saturday and took clothing, sheets and underwear as evidence to review in the case.

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