Police have yet to determine cause of infant's death in Le Roy
Submitted by Howard Owens on March 4, 2013 - 12:52pm
Le Roy PD investigators are trying to determine what may have caused the death of a 5-month-old child inside a Main Street business late Saturday afternoon.
Emergency dispatchers received a call at 5:13 p.m. of an unconscious woman and an infant not breathing inside the tattoo shop at 72 Main St., Le Roy.
The initial report was that the woman had fallen on the child. Dispatchers initially told a responding Le Roy PD officer, and repeated it with other emergency responders, that there may have been an assault.
Police Chief Chris Hayward would not confirm this morning whether the case was being investigated as related to an assault.
He said the only information the police department is officially releasing about the investigation right now is what was put out in a press release this morning.
The press release does not discuss the possible circumstances of the infant's death except to say, "This investigation is continuing and natural causes or accidental death has not been ruled out."
The first officer on scene found one adult female "having medical issues," the release said, and CPR was being performed on the infant.
The officer assisted with CPR until an ambulance arrived.
The infant was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead at the hospital.