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Family remembers toddler's life, death under investigation

(Source: Elizabeth Hernandez) (Source: Elizabeth Hernandez)
COPPERAS COVE, TX (KXXV) -

The family of a toddler whose death is under investigation remember Riley Davis' personality and smile.

"Fun, loving, full of life, happy, little boy. He was so great," Davis' godmother Elizabeth Hernandez said.

Copperas Cove Police responded to the 100 block of Meggs Street about an 18-month-old boy not breathing. Davis' grandmother Kerry Nordstrom said Riley lived with his father in the apartment from where an ambulance rushed him to Metroplex Hospital on April 5th. He was later transported to McLane Chiildren's hospital where he was pronounced deceased on April 10.

"I felt like my entire world shattered," Davis' maternal grandmother Kerry Nordstrom said.

Nordstrom and her husband get emotional when they remember Davis' favorite activities.

"Bath time, anything that had to do with water. Bath time was special for us," Nordstrom said.

Copperas Cove Police are currently investigating the death of Davis. Nordstrom and Hernandez believe his death was not accidental.

"We just want justice for Riley...to know the truth. To know what happened and to know whoever this person is can't do this again,"Hernandez said. "

Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey said he believe the boy was a victim of a homicide but autopsy results are still pending.

"Just a horrible feeling knowing that someone would have the capability to do that to a child, it's heartbreaking," Hernandez said.

The family did a balloon release for Davis soon after his death and plan to spread his ashes near a beach after cremation.

The Department of Family and Protective Services is investigating the death of Davis. The agency also said it had previous contact with the family before the toddler passed away.

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