Police investigating death of baby in south Arkansas

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 12:03 PM CST
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ASHDOWN, Ark. (KSLA) - Southwest Arkansas authorities are working to learn more following the death of an infant on Monday, Jan. 4.

Authorities say the call came in around 5:30 p.m. to a home in the 600 block of S. 5th Street regarding an infant that had stopped breathing. On the scene, police found the infant on the couch. Lifesaving measures were attempted by police until EMS arrived on the scene.

The infant was taken to a Southwest Arkansas hospital. Police have confirmed that the infant has died.

The Ashdown Police Dept. says the infant’s babysitter is in custody. The infant’s death remains under investigation.

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