HAMILTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The anguished family of 4-year-old Eli Waller of Hamilton, New Jersey spoke Friday for the first time since the boy died of the infamous Enterovirus D68.
“My wife and I are just heartbroken,” said Andrew Waller.
As CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported Friday, Eli who attended Yardville Elementary School, died in his sleep at home on Sept. 25.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed last week that enterovirus D68 claimed Eli’s life. It’s still not clear how the preschooler contracted Enterovirus D68, but the death is believed to be the first linked to the virus.