PONTIAC, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department opened and investigation into the death of a 3 month old baby girl. She died, due to unknown reasons at this time, on Sunday June 7th, 2020.
At 5:26 p.m., Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies, Waterford Regional Fire Department, and Star EMS responded to Cottage St. on a report of an infant who had been found unresponsive and not breathing.
Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with the victim’s mother who was attempting to perform CPR on the infant. Deputies took over CPR until the Waterford Regional Fire Department arrived. Paramedics continued CPR and transported the baby to McLaren Oakland Hospital.
The mother told Deputies she left her baby upstairs sleeping in a baby bouncer chair, in a room with her other children. After about an hour, her eldest son approached her and stated something was wrong with the baby. The mother went to the bedroom and found the infant unresponsive and not breathing.
Deputies found a blanket next to the baby’s bouncer chair and secured the scene. It is not known what the blanket indicated to detectives during the investigation.
The infant was transported to McLaren Oakland Hospital by Paramedics from Star EMS where physicians were unable to resuscitate the child. The baby was pronounced Dead Upon Arrival.
Detectives and Children’s Protective Services were notified. An Evidence Technician arrived to collect any evidence and process the scene. Detectives arrived and began their investigation. The victim had no prior medical history. Detectives will continue the investigation.
No further information is available at this time.
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