Cause of death unknown in Richmond infants deaths

Published: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 @ 7:28 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 @ 9:45 AM

UPDATE @ 9:39 a.m. (Dec. 2):

Richmond police responded to the 200 block of North 9th Street around 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 30 on a report of an unresponsive infant, officers said.

Upon arrival police determined there were two male infants showing no signs of life, according to a news release.

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Resuscitation efforts were initiated with both infants, who were transported to Reid Health Care, where they were pronounced dead.

Preliminary autopsy results resulted in no clear, evident cause of death, police said.

Toxicology screenings were initiated and the results of those tests could take six to eight weeks to become available.

Police have previously said no obvious signs of foul play were observed.

INITIAL REPORT:

Richmond police are investigating the deaths of two infants that occurred Monday morning.

According to our news partner at Kicks 96 in Richmond, police and medics responded to the Nine North Apartments in the 200 block of North 9th Street just before noon Monday.

Two infants were found in an apartment and were transported to Reid Health where they both were later pronounced dead.

Police said there were no obvious signs of foul play. The bodies have been sent to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for autopsies.

The identities of the infants have not yet been released.