Police Investigating Death of 6-Month-Old Baby in Newington

A 6-month-old baby girl in Newington was pronounced dead on Tuesday and police are trying to determine how she died.

Investigators responded to 74 Timothy Street around 8 a.m. on Tuesday after a death was reported and said the baby was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Neighbors said they woke up to the sounds of the grandmother screaming and watched as a baby girl was placed in an ambulance.

Detectives remained at the scene through the day and went door to door, speaking with neighbors.

Neighbors told NBC Connecticut that the family just moved to Newington a few weeks ago and a grandmother, grandfather, mother, a boy in the second-grade and a girl in kindergarten also lived  in the home with the baby.

"It’s a quiet neighborhood. It’s a peaceful neighborhood," Valerie Urso, of Newington, said. "I opened my front door and I heard this woman screaming at the police, visibly upset."

"It's just unbelievable," Joe Mazzoccoli, of Newington, said. "You don't think it's going to happen on your street. That's for sure."

Newington police said they asked for help from the State Police Major Crime Unit to process the scene.

Police said all people involved are cooperating with the investigation. Officers are working to figure out the cause of the baby's death.

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