Infant death sparks routine investigation in Chickasaw County

By Floyd Ingram/Chickasaw Journal

HOUSTON – Authorities responded to a Houston home Thursday morning after the parents called 911 and said their baby was not breathing.

The Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department and an emergency services ambulance were sent to a local apartment complex and found an unresponsive 4-month-infant.

“The mother and father woke up and when they checked on the baby found it was not breathing and called 911,” said Andy Harmon, Chickasaw County Coroner. “The infant was taken to a local hosptial were is was pronounced dead on arrival.”

Harmon said an exact cause of death has not been determined and his office is awaiting autopsy results from Jackson before finalizing this case.

“At this time no charges have been filed and both parents are very broken up over this,” said Harmon. “We have to do our job but right now we have no reason to believe it was anything other than crib death or sudden infant death.”

The neighborhood in east Houston woke up to fire trucks, ambulance and police on their street and quickly begin asking questions.

The names and address of the parents are not being released pending the outcome of the autopsy.