OPD investigating death of 7-month-old baby

Infant’s death under investigation

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The Owensboro Police Department says detectives are investigating the death of an infant.

On Saturday, OPD says they were called to 520 East 27th Street for a medical call involving a seven-month-old infant. They say the infant was taken to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital before being taken to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

Detectives were notified on Tuesday that the child passed away from the injuries sustained.

Officer Boggess with Owensboro Police Department says police were eventually requested to the scene. According to Officer Boggess, firefighters and ambulance crews did not feel that what they were being told took place was consistent with injuries the baby sustained.

Officer Boggess says doctors are telling them they feel the same way.

“The initial indications we’re getting from the doctors is that they have some issues with the story that was told as to whether or not that could actually be the cause of the injuries," said Officer Boggess. “And so that’s kind of where we’re at at this point.”

No arrests have been made.

Officer Boggess says detectives are waiting for autopsy results from the medical examiner.

Detectives are continuing to investigate and anyone with additional information can call OPD at 270-687-8888 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

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