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Preliminary Autopsy Results Show 8-Week Old Ohio Baby Died From Double Pneumonia
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jan. 6, 2012 9:32 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 6, 2012 3:17 PM EST
Franklin Furnace , Scioto County , Ohio
Captain David Hall with the Scioto county Sheriff's office says preliminary autopsy results for an 8-week old boy who died Thursday evening show the baby had double pneumonia. There were no signs of physical abuse.
Deputies in Scioto county, Ohio are investigating the death of an 8-week old baby boy. According to a release issued by Sheriff Marty V. Donini that it happened Thursday evening around 6 in the Franklin Furnace area.
That's when the baby's father called 911 saying that his son was having difficulty breathing. He then drove the baby to the Green Township Fire Department and from there the baby was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The family told deputies that the baby had been sick and they had given him children's mucas relief and children's pain relief medication. We're told the baby appeared to have numerous burns to his facial area. His parents told authorities an older sibling had spilled hot chocolate on the baby's face a week earlier.
This is an ongoing investigation -- if you have any information, you're asked to call Detective Jodi Conkel at the Scioto County Sheriff's Office at 740-351-1091.
The baby's body has been sent to the Montgomery County Morgue for an autopsy. Those results are expected to be released today.
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