Death of 3-week-old boy was ac­ci­dent, po­lice say

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Mark Wil­son md­wil­son@states­ Con­tact Mark Wil­son at 512-4453636.

Austin po­lice said Mon­day that the death of a 3-week-old boy found un­re­spon­sive in a mo­bile home in Southeast Austin on Satur­day is now be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as an ac­ci­dent.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors were called to the res­i­dence in the 6600 block of Elm Creek Drive about 10:20 a.m. Satur­day. Medics ar­rived and tried to re­vive the child, but he was pro­nounced dead about 45 min­utes later.

Of­fi­cer Rhean­non Cun­ning­ham said Satur­day that po­lice had been called to the same res­i­dence sev­eral times the night be­fore. But it was too early to tell whether those in­ci­dents were re­lated to the death, she said at the time.

On Mon­day, po­lice spokes­woman Anna Sa­bana said that “af­ter fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it has been de­ter­mined that the in­fant death from Satur­day is not sus­pi­cious.”

The med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice did not re­spond to mul­ti­ple re­quests for in­for­ma­tion Mon­day.

Texas Depart­ment of Fam­ily and Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices spokes­woman Lisa Block said the fam­ily of the in­fant had been in­ves­ti­gated by Child Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices, but not for an is­sue in­volv­ing the boy.

Author­i­ties did not iden­tify the child or his par­ents.

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