GREENVILLESC (FOX Carolina) -- The family of the one-year-old boy who died at an Upstate daycare on Monday held a press conference on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in front of Bumblebee Daycare and Learning Center to update the community on the situation.

The family identified one-year-old Zion Lee Watson on Tuesday night. 

At the press conference, the spokesperson for the family, Traci Fant, spoke passionately about the timeline of what led to Zion's death. 

Zion Lee Watson

One-year-old Zion Lee Watson died at daycare on Monday.

Zion's Aunt, Felicia Oliver pleaded 'why' this happened to her nephew.

"Why, why, why was this baby place... Any why wasn't CPR going on during this time. Why? Why?" said Oliver. 

According to the family, this was Zion's first day of daycare and they knew he was nervous. They thought he would not make it until the end of the day, but never imagined this would be his last day ever.

The family of Zion Lee Watson, who died at the hospital after being found unresponsive at a local daycare center, held a press conference on Wendesday.

"He was my everything. He was my everything. I loved that child y'all. I loved him. A piece of me is gone. To have him taken I don't know. I don't know how I will make it after this," says Shadavia Rosemond, Zion's mother. 

Many activists still want to know why a parent who was on site had to perform CPR and not the staff. 

"The lapse in time from when she last saw her baby to the time when he was put in her arms, deceased. The question still remains what happened to little Zion," said Fant.

The incident happened at the Bumble Bee daycare facility.

The family says they have some concerns about the incident that lead up to Watson's life, according to Fant. 

The Greenville County Coroner's Office confirmed on Monday that the child died after the agency was called to respond to a local daycare center along Rocky Creek Rd. 

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene, according to county dispatch. Dispatch says that deputies responded due to reports of a child not breathing. 

Bumblebee Daycare

The child died at Bumblebee Daycare.

The coroner confirmed that when it responded to the daycare, the child was in cardiac arrest. The coroner says that the one-year-old child was pronounced dead at the hospital after being provided with advanced life support. 

The child's cause and manner of death is pending further investigation, according to the coroner's office. 

FOX Carolina has reached out to the daycare for a statement. 

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Pretty early after this happened to assign Blame.

Sorry for the toddler, one year old is pretty young to attend a care facility, then the mother will relive that rest of her life.

Was a single parent, only care available in the early 80's was neighborhood sitters, until about 3. Kids are so fragile.

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