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St. Louis police investigating infant death

2:04 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK)-- A homicide investigation unit from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was called to investigate  an infant death Monday morning.

Police responded to a home in the 2300 block of University Street around 3 a.m. for reports of an unresponsive child.

A one-month-old infant boy was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the victim was co-sleeping with the mother and another child when the mother noticed the child wasn't breathing. 

It is standard procedure for homicide units to investigate child deaths. 

A child abuse unit is now investigating the incident.

KSDK

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