Baby death under investigation in SW Arkansas, 1 person in custody


ASHDOWN, Ark. (KTAL/KSHV) — An investigation is underway into the death of a 3-month-old baby in southwest Arkansas.

According to the Ashdown Arkansas Police Department, shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday officers responded to the 600 block of S. 5th St. in reference to an infant that had stopped breathing.

When police arrived they found a 3-month old baby boy unresponsive on the couch.

Officers tried to revive the infant until EMS arrived at the home. He was later taken to Little River Memorial Hospital.

According to AAPD detectives, one woman was taken into custody and released the same day.

There are no other suspects at this time. An autopsy report is being done by Arkansas State Crime Lab.

If you have any information you are encouraged to call Ashdown Police Department at (870) 898-5640.

The investigation into the baby’s death is ongoing.

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