The baby’s mother, Dasiah Jordan, was not home at the time of the accident. She told police she was getting her hair done and had left the baby and another daughter, age 10, with babysitters.
Jordan said she knew about the hole in the floor and that it was usually covered, according to WJBK.
"I don't know why it was uncovered or why she was in the room at that moment," Jordan said.
As police continue investigating, the medical examiner ruled the baby’s death an accidental drowning.