Death of Naugatuck Baby Ruled Accidental

The medical examiner's office said she died of a type of suffocation known as "overlaying."

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    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that a baby girl found unresponsive in her Naugatuck apartment died of a form of suffocation known as "overlaying."

    The death of a baby girl found unresponsive in her Naugatuck home in April has been ruled accidental, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

    The child was found unresponsive in an apartment at 20 Diamond Street on April 22. Emergency responders arrived and tried to revive her to no avail.

    The medical examiner’s office said the baby girl’s death was accidental and has been listed as “overlaying,” which happens when someone sleeping with the child accidentally rolls over onto the baby, causing suffocation, according to the National Center for Child Death Review Policy and Practice.

    Local authorities responded to the apartment to investigate, along with the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Unit.