Monday, 7 November 2011

SIDS: Michigan: 2nd death in family

LINDA GITTLEMAN
Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the sudden death of a 25-day-old infant girl in Stanton, the second infant in the family to die.
The 25-year-old mother had another infant succumb about five years earlier under the same circumstances, said Undersheriff Mark Bellinger.
Deputies remember the earlier incident that concerned the death of a 45-day-old baby girl, he said.
No charges have been filed on this baby’s death, but police are continuing to investigate.
Emergency services were called  in Stanton at 4:50 a.m. Saturday after being told the baby had stopped breathing.
Following attempts at resuscitation, the baby was taken to Sheridan Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy is being performed, Bellinger said.
Police are not releasing information where the baby was sleeping; whether she was in a crib or in bed with an adult, Bellinger said.
However, it is believed that alcohol was not a factor in the incident, he said.
Also, “There is no indication the baby was sick,” he said.
Physicians who conducted the autopsy of the baby girl who died five years ago ruled that she had died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Bellinger said he believes the mother has other children but he isn’t sure where they are living.
The father of the baby was at home at the time of the death, Bellinger said.
“We are treating this like any other death of a child,” Bellinger said. “(The mother) has not been charged. We will continue to investigate.”

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