Police investigate death of infant in Alton

Police investigate death of infant in Alton

Police investigate death of infant in Alton

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by Daniel Mueller / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 9:43 PM

ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Police are investigating the death of an infant who was found unresponsive at an apartment in Alton, Illinois on Thursday morning.

Jace R. Gillespie, age 1 month and 28 days, was pronounced dead at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton just after 10 a.m.

The infant was transported in cardiac arrest from the 3200 block of Belle Street, after his mother reported she found him unresponsive. The infant had reportedly been sleeping on a sofa with his mother, Wallisha Bland, and a 16-month-old brother.

An autospy was conducted on Thursday afternoon, but officials say no cause of death has been pinpointed.

Alton Police continue to investigate the infant's death. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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