Police investigating death of infant child in Baton Rouge

Police investigating death of infant child in Baton Rouge

POSTED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:11am

UPDATED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 9:31pm

UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner tells NBC33 News that the preliminary autopsy did not reveal any signs of trauma. The micro-investigation will now turn to toxicology and other various testing to determine an exact cause of death.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says the investigation is ongoing until the final autopsy is completed, which is standard procedure.

UPDATE: EBR Parish Coroner Dr. William “Bo” Clark tells NBC33 News that the autopsy is scheduled for Friday, May 18. He says that the infant does not appear to have any obvious signs of trauma and that the autopsy will be the “key to determining” what happened in this case.

We’re told the results should be available by Monday, May 21.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Baton Rouge Police Department along with two other agencies are currently conducting an investigation into the death of a three-month old child.

The child was located at a day care facility in Baton Rouge. At around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, the child was found unresponsive in its crib. EMS transported the child to a local hospital, but the infant was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The Baton Rouge Police Department, the Department of Health and Hospitals, and the Office of Child Services are currently investigating to determine what caused the child’s death. So far they say there are no obvious signs of foul play. However, an autopsy has been scheduled. We will update as soon as a cause of death has been determined.

The name of the day care facility will not be released unless foul play is determined.

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