3-month-old found dead at Missouri day care; no signs of foul play

O’FALLON, Mo. – A Missouri family is mourning the sudden loss of their 3-month-old son after getting an emergency call from his day care.

“I felt in my heart. Something is wrong with my baby,” mother Dejah Johnson said.

Around 10 a.m. Thursday, she received the heartbreaking phone call.

“They said, ‘You need to hurry up and come to the day care. Somethings going on with Aiden. The director told me to give you a call, but I don’t know any details.’ So I’m like, ‘What is wrong with my baby?'” she said.

On her way to work, around 6:30 a.m., Johnson had dropped off 3-month-old Aiden Govan off at Tendercare Learning Center on McDonald Lane in O’Fallon, Missouri.

“He wasn’t sick yesterday. He wasn’t sick this morning. Nothing was wrong with his breathing,” she said.

Just hours later, she watched as paramedics rolled her son out on a stretcher.

“They said that there was a whole lot of formula in his bed, and he was unresponsive. He wasn’t breathing,” Johnson said.

Aidan was pronounced dead at a hospital. An investigation revealed no signs of foul play in the little boy’s death.

FOX2 reached out to Tendercare, but has not heard back from it. The day care has a valid license with the state of Missouri.

There is a GoFund me setup to help with Aiden’s funeral expenses.

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