The police in US state Virginia are investigating the death of a boy found inside a dryer earlier this month, just a day after his third birthday.

Around 5 p.m. on Aug. 7, Chet Lloyd called 911 to report that his son, 3-year-old Brantley Lloyd, wasn’t breathing.

Lloyd said he woke up to find Brantley had climbed out of his crib and into a dryer. Brantley’s mother, Amanda Ray, said that the boy’s father called her to tell her to get to his house right away, and when she arrived, police were on scene.

According to Ray, Lloyd told her he was sleeping and he woke up to Brantley inside of the clothes dryer. The Virginia Beach Police Department, reported that Brantley died at some point between 5:30 a.m. and 4:55 p.m.

“It doesn’t make sense to me,” Ray said. “Nothing is adding up. I don’t understand how my baby was in a dryer. I don’t understand how he died.”

Lloyd, who had been living with his son for a year and a half since Ray moved out, said that on the day before he was found dead, Brantley had turned three years old.

Brantley Lloyd had just turned three years old the day before he was found unresponsive.  (Amanda Ray)

The boy was apparently in a bad mood and “wasn’t being himself,” both at day care and throughout the rest of his day.

After Lloyd said Brantley cried for hours on Aug. 6, he let the boy sleep on the couch for a bit before bringing him to his crib. On Aug. 7, Lloyd said he slept in because he was up all night with his son, and eventually found him unresponsive in the dryer.

The incident reportedly remains under investigation.

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