Police are investigating the untimely death of an 8-month-old girl who was found wedged between the bed and wall of a Stamford hotel room on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the 27-year-old mother woke up around 7 a.m. at the Stamford Plaza Hotel on Summer Street to find the baby on a pillow, unconscious and not breathing.
She told investigators the girl must have fallen off the bed during the night and become lodged between the wall and the bed, police said. The mother called for help when she picked up the little girl and noticed she wasn't breathing.
Police said the baby's 25-year-old father woke up when the mother screamed and backed up her story. The couple's 2-year-old son, who was also in the room, was not hurt. The family told police they were visiting from Ohio.
The baby was pronounced dead at Stamford Hospital. Her body was taken to the office of the chief medical examiner for an autopsy, which is scheduled for Thursday. Police notified the Department of Children and Families and Child Guidance.
"We are exploring all avenues in this tragic situation and will have more after we receive the results of the autopsy," Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin and Lt. Diedrich Hohn said in a joint statement Wednesday afternoon.
Police said it's too soon to determine the child's cause of death. They have not publicly identified the child or her parents.