Death of eight-week-old infant under investigation

LA PORTE, Ind.—The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the February 5 death of an eight-week-old infant.

According to police documents, Franciscan Health Hospital in Michigan City contacted the Sheriff’s Office regarding an eight-week-old infant on the night of February 1.

The infant was transported to the University of Chicago Medicine – Comer Children’s Hospital.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office were activated.

Detectives continued to investigate the circumstances of the infant’s injury through the weekend.

On Tuesday, February 5, it was determined by medical professionals that the infant had no brain activity and was officially declared to be deceased at 11:41 a.m.

The incident is now being treated as a death investigation.

Police did not release information regarding the details of the infant's injuries. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago.

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