Infant’s death Monday under investigation by homicide detectives, KCSO says

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The death of an infant Monday evening is under investigation by homicide detectives, according to sheriff’s officials.

Deputies were dispatched around 6 p.m. to a report of an infant not breathing at a residence in the 11800 block of Rosedale Highway, officials said. CPR was performed, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives were initially called to the scene to look into what sheriff’s officials were calling a “suspicious death,” but KCSO Public information officer Angela Monroe said there was no indication of foul play.

“We respond to every infant death with investigators, whether or not there is anything suspicious or accidental,” Monroe wrote in an email to 17 News. An autopsy will determine the infant’s cause of death.

This story has been updated from a previous version.

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