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Infant dies at overcrowded S.C. daycare

Posted December 3, 2010 10:05 p.m. EST

— An infant died after being found unresponsive at an overcrowded South Carolina daycare, Rock Hill police said Friday.

The 6-week old boy, identified as Zayden Jones, was at the Elizabeth Home Daycare, located on Pearson Drive, WBTV reported. His cause of death has not been released.

Officers found 20 children under the age of 5-years-old in the residence with owner Elizabeth Caldwell and another woman. According to police, the residence was a daycare center that was only zoned for five children.

Caldwell's daughter told WBTV that Elizabeth Home Daycare has been open for 25 years.

The Department of Social Services is investigating.