Beloit police investigating death of 3-month-old infant



A Beloit mother awakes to find her three-month-old baby dead after falling asleep with it on the couch.

Beloit Police responded to a residence on the 1500 block of St. Lawrence Avenue just after 4:00 Wednesday morning on the report of an infant that wasn't breathing.

Beloit Fire Department personnel performed CPR on the baby and transported it to Beloit Memorial Hospital where it was pronounced dead.

Police say investigation determined that the 16-year-old mother fell asleep with the baby on the couch after feeding it around midnight. When the mother woke hours later, the three-month-old was unresponsive.

An autopsy is being conducted and the incident remains under investigation. Its unclear if the mother could face criminal charges.


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