An investigation is underway into the death of an infant early Tuesday morning in New Douglas.
First responders were called to an address on Main Street to help an infant who was reportedly not breathing. Paramedics arrived and performed emergency CPR. The infant was transported to Staunton Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services are investigating the death. The names of the child and his parents were not released by authorities.
The baby was a 2-month-old boy, according to Capt. Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. He declined to go into further details, including whether other children were living in the home.
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The house has been secured by the New Douglas Building and Zoning Administration pending condemnation, Dixon said.
“The city has boarded it up...because of the condition of the home,” he said. He could not give further details on what was observed inside the house, he said.
An autopsy is pending in Springfield, Dixon said; while the child was found in New Douglas, he died in Staunton, which is in Macoupin County. The Macoupin County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the infant was then transported to Springfield for examination.