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Tyler Police Investigate Infant Death

TYLER, March 26, 2014––Tyler Police, Fire and EMS responded to 1218 N. Ross on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:18 p.m. in reference to an infant who was not breathing.

The mother told police that she placed her two-year-old son and her seven-month-old infant on a bed and she stepped out of the room. She told officers that the infant fell off the bed striking the floor.

EMS transported the infant to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital where it was later transported to Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Hospital officials in Dallas notified Tyler Police Investigators that the child was taken off life support Monday afternoon.

An autopsy will be conducted by Southwest Forensics in Dallas to determine cause of death. Tyler Police Investigators are investigating this case as a suspicious death at this time. Both parents were home just prior to the initial 911 call.

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