Emergency services workers were called to a residence at Uwharrie Ridge Apartments on North Main Street in Troy Tuesday evening for an unresponsive child.
Once on the scene an 11-month-old child was found deceased. The mother, Cristin Brooke Pritchett, was taken into custody and is being held under a $500,000 secured bond.
A two-year-old child was also at the residence and the Department of Social Services were called to assist in securing a safe location for that child.
On Thursday, the father of the child, Marco Torres, was also picked up and charged with felony child abuse.
Troy Police Chief James Atkins and Lt. Robby Penny stated the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.