Infant Death in Putnam Appears Accidental: Police

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    Police are investigating an untimely death in Putnam.

    State police said the untimely death of an infant in Putnam appears to be accidental.

    Authorities began investigating after Putnam police recieved the initial report of an unresponsive baby around 4 a.m. Friday.

    Emergency responders arrived at the home on Mohegan Street in Putnam to provide emergency care for the infant. The child was taken to Day Kimball Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

    Putnam police and State Police Major Crimes detectives arrived on scene to interview witnesses and examine the scene.

    The Office of the Chief States Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on the infant and said the death appears to be accidental, pending further studies.

    Police have not released the child's name, because family members are still being contacted.

    This is the second death of a young child in Putnam in less than three weeks.

    Around 11 a.m. on March 26, police responded to a home on Mechanic Street after receiving a 911 call reporting than the 2-and-a-half-year-old boy was unresponsive and not breathing.

    The child was pronounced dead soon after arriving at the hospital.

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