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Police investigating suspicious infant death in Metro East

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Police are investigating a suspicious infant death. (Credit:KMOV) Police are investigating a suspicious infant death. (Credit:KMOV)
MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

The Madison County Illinois Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of an infant on Tuesday in New Douglas.

Police said they received a call about an infant who was not breathing at 406 Main Street in New Douglas around 5:12 a.m.

Medical personnel were called to the scene, but the baby could not be saved. The child died at Staunton Memorial Hospital.

Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta said the baby was a boy and was nearly two months old.

Targhetta said an autopsy was performed Tuesday and that they are now waiting on the results.

Neighbors said it is tragic and heartbreaking to hear that a baby has died.

“It’s just a shocker,” said Antonio Williams who lives nearby.

“You just never know what’s going on behind anybody’s door,” added Williams.

Another parent on the street said his daughter goes to school with some of the infant’s siblings and he thinks it’s an eye opening moment for all parents.

“Love your babies while you can. You never know when you might wake up one morning and they might not be there,” said Christopher Fogg.
The cause of death for the infant is still under investigation.

Property records show the house was a habitat for humanity home that the family moved into in 2012.

A press release said the home has been secured by members of the New Douglas Building and Zoning Administration, pending condemnation proceedings. 

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