Springfield police investigate death of infant

Sunday, December 20, 2009 | 4:14 p.m. CST; updated 4:44 p.m. CST, Sunday, December 20, 2009

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say authorities are looking into the death of a 2-month-old boy.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that the probe is part of a state-mandated procedure.

Springfield Police Sgt. Brian Phillips told the newspaper that the parents of the child were administering CPR when firefighters and ambulance crews arrived Saturday.

The boy was rushed to a hospital in the area, where he was pronounced dead.

Phillips says the parents told emergency workers and police that the child began choking.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.