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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Police say 18-month old Brody Harrelson was placed in an infant carrier car seat provided by the daycare providers.

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Waterloo Police have identified an 18-month-old child who died at a daycare on Wednesday.

Brody Harrelson was in a car seat which belonged to the in-home daycare, according to Sgt. Michael Rasmussen.

Rasmussen says the child was not placed in the car seat correctly.

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Neighbors reportedly heard people screaming, "Is he still alive?" Wednesday afternoon at the daycare where a toddler was found dead.

Waterloo Police say they're investigating the death of an 18-month-old child died at 1415 Bertch Avenue.

Neighbors told KWWL's Lauren Moss that multiple cop cars were at the home, which they say was also used as a daycare, at around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

They say the parents of a boy arrived and were screaming, "Is he alive?" Then they say a man tried to run into the house, but police stopped them and escorted them to a hospital.

According to police, the initial call indicated the child had somehow asphyxiated.

Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka told KWWL the child's death had "something to do with the child's car seat." He also confirmed the child died in the car seat.

Trelka declined to elaborate until autopsy results were released.

Trelka also told KWWL that CPR was done on the child by someone, then continued by a police officer. The child was found on the floor of the home when police arrived, Trelka said.

Neighbors confirmed to KWWL the home is used as a daycare. However, the daycare was not recognized as an in-home daycare according to the Iowa Department of Human Services' website.

People who provide childcare in their own homes and provide care for five or fewer children are not required to register as a daycare, according to Iowa DHS, but they would still show up as a not-registered daycare on the site.

The home is owned by Amy Hangartner and Brent Westphal, according to the Black Hawk County Assessor's Office.

As of Thursday morning, police were still on scene.

Chief Dan Trelka says an autopsy was completed Thursday morning.

Lauren Moss, Amie Steffeneicher & Adam Amdor contributed to this report.

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