Police officers arrested two women after a drowned baby was found in a plastic storage container.
Officers made the grim discovery after three children aged between two and four were discovered wandering the streets of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The children were taken home by the Brevard County police officers who found Tanya Galvin asleep.
The 41-year-old allegedly told police officers she did not know where the children were.
She said she had assumed they were with their foster mother Ricky Tubs, 25, who she blamed for leaving the children unsupervised.
According to deputies who were at the home, the youngest child “smelled of urine”.
While the officers were looking for a nappy they found a naked baby boy.
He was lying unresponsive in a plastic tub in one of the bedrooms, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
While the officers immediately began performing CPR on the child, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
An autopsy found that the baby, who was identified as six-month-old Scorpio Sharp, died of drowning.
Scorpio and another child had been placed under the care of Tubbs by the Department of Children and Families.
The night before the baby died she had allegedly gone out and left the children in the care of her boyfriend.
When she failed to come home before he was due to go to work the next day, the boyfriend asked her to return immediately.
He allegedly said he would leave the children in the care of Galvin.
Deputies said Tubbs had been drinking alcohol and taking drugs, and she didn’t return home until after officers found the infant dead.
The police department has said that Scorpio died while in the bath before his body was left in the bedroom.
His baby clothes were found wet on the bathroom floor.
Both Galvin and Tubbs were arrested on Friday, three months after the baby was found dead on March 1.
Galvin has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and violation of probation.
Tubbs was charged with neglect of a child with great bodily harm.