No signs of foul play in 1-month-old’s death

Scene at Arkansas Avenue and East Princess Anne. (WAVY/Lavoy Harrell)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Medical Examiner’s Office has said there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 1-month-old after the child was found unresponsive Thursday morning.

On Friday morning, Norfolk Police Officer Daniel Hudson said the Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the baby’s death is not a homicide.

The baby boy was found not breathing at an apartment near Arkansas Avenue and East Princess Anne Road, just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Hudson said the child had been brought to a foster family by Child Protective Services this past weekend. According to police, the child’s foster parents called 911 and told dispatchers the baby was not breathing. When officers arrived on scene they conducted CPR on the baby, but when paramedics arrived they pronounced the child dead.

Norfolk dispatchers told WAVY.com the call originally came in as a suspicious death, but when investigators arrived on scene they classified the death as undetermined.

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