Baby’s death under investigation by police in Springfield

Springfield police responded to the death of a baby and are investigating.

A police report says police were called around 6 p.m. Saturday to a home on the 1900 block of Kenton Street for a report of a 22-month-old boy who died.

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“On (Jan. 12) at approximately (6:05 p.m.), the reporting person found the child victim in his crib, unresponsive,” the police report says. “This death is under investigation.”

The report says the child died between 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 6:05 p.m. Jan. 12. It is unclear what caused the child’s death and when the child died, nor why there is a full day between when the baby could have died and when police were called.

Springfield police declined to comment, saying the case is under investigation.

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