New Haven Police Investigate Death of 8-Month-Old

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Thursday, Feb 20, 2014  |  Updated 2:53 PM EDT
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New Haven Police Investigate Death of 8-Month-Old

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Police are investigating the death of a 8-month-old in New Haven after she was brought to the hospital in cardiac arrest, authorities said.

New Haven police received a report that the child was unresponsive at at 90 Park Street and arrived at the apartment around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the girl's mother had knocked on a neighbor's door in order to get help.

Paramedics found the baby in cardiac arrest. She was brought to the pediatric emergency department at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, police said.

The death is labled suspicious, but the cause is unknown.

The baby's mother was admitted to the hospital for treatment of an "undisclosed illness," according to police. 

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating this case along with Death Investigators from the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

No charges have been filed.

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