JSO: No foul play suspected after 10-week-old child dies

JSO: No foul play suspected after 10-week-old child dies

Tragedy struck in Jacksonville as a 10-week-old infant was pronounced dead in what appears to be a case of co-sleeping, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO).

The distressing incident unfolded around 3:22 p.m. when patrol officers were summoned to the 5200 block of Lambing Road following reports of an unresponsive child, identified as a 10-week-old girl.

JSO, after preliminary investigations, has ruled out foul play, indicating that the child’s death is likely attributable to co-sleeping, as stated in an official release.

Emergency responders from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department rushed to the scene to administer life-saving measures. Despite their efforts, the infant could not be revived and was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The residence where the child was discovered unresponsive reportedly had multiple occupants at the time.

In response to the tragedy, detectives from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit have initiated an investigation. However, JSO has emphasized that the incident appears to be an isolated occurrence. The official classification of the infant’s death is pending further investigation, as stated by the sheriff’s office.

JSO has appealed to the public for any pertinent information regarding the incident. Individuals with relevant details are encouraged to reach out to the authorities via phone at 904-630-0500, through email at [email protected], or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.