Friday, 22 April 2011

SIDS: Pennsylvania: Coroner: No Sign Of Trauma In 6-Month-Old Girl's Death

April 20 2011
The death of a 6-month-old girl in Masontown has been ruled the result of sudden infant death syndrome, but more tests will be conducted, according to the Fayette County coroner.
The coroner told WTAE Channel 4 Action News Wednesday night that an autopsy performed by Dr. Cyril Wecht in Pittsburgh showed no evidence of trauma or foul play.
The girl's mother woke up Wednesday morning and began CPR when she found the child unresponsive in their two-bedroom apartment on Court Avenue, according to a press release from Fayette County District Attorney Jack Heneks Jr.
The mother also woke up her sister, who called 911 at 6:32 a.m., Heneks said.
The child was taken to Uniontown Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:15 a.m., Heneks said.
The child had been sleeping on a mattress with three other children -- all under the age of 4 -- and her aunt, Heneks said.
Her mother had been sleeping on the floor next to the mattress, Heneks said.

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