AUGUSTA (WJBF) — The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a suspicious death of a child that occurred Tuesday night.  

Six-month-old, Samson Scott, was transported to Augusta University Medical Center by EMS after being found unresponsive at his residence on Watkins Street.

The baby was pronounced dead at 11:00 p.m. at AUMC.   

NewsChannel 6 has also learned that the deceased child’s parents are in custody. According to a warrant, both Salena Tyler and Tyrone Scott have been charged with felony second degree cruelty to children.

Investigators released the 911 call on Wednesday. WARNING: The audio may be disturbing to some.

Authorities say the two were under the influence and they left Samson alone in another room for about 2 hours. Samson was reportedly exposed to extreme living conditions including, roach infestation, exposure to illegal drugs and alcohol, broken furniture, etc.

An autopsy for Samson has been scheduled.

Tyrone Scott and Salena Tyler had previously been arrested in February 2021 after the death of another child they had together. Despite being arrested for this incident, the Clerk of Court has no record that either Scott or Tyler was indicted in that case.

Both Scott and Tyler remain booked at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center at this time.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for the latest on this developing story.