Benton Police Investigating Baby Death

Published 04/08 2014 05:24PM

Updated 04/08 2014 10:25PM

BENTON, AR - Local police are investigating the death of a child.

The Benton Police Department says officers were called to the Saline Memorial Hospital around 7 this morning on a report of an unresponsive infant. The child had been pronounced dead by the hospital staff and deputy coroner before officers arrived.

Detectives were assigned to the case and it was determined the child was originally found to be unresponsive at a home (1205 N. Shady Lane), before being taken to the hospital.

Investigators got a search warrant to look inside the home for clues about what happened to the child.

Benton Police say no charges have yet been filed but the investigation is not yet complete.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be sent to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text.

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