TODAY'S PAPER
Overcast 33° Good Evening
Overcast 33° Good Evening
Long IslandNassau

Sources: Infant’s death appears to be accidental suffocation

A Hempstead infant who died Tuesday morning appears to have been accidentally suffocated while sleeping, law enforcement sources said. Hempstead police received a 911 call reporting that the 7-week-old girl was not breathing at 5:53 a.m. Tuesday inside a Cornell Street home, Nassau police said.

The baby was not breathing when officers arrived and she was pronounced dead at the home, police said.It appears that the baby was sleeping in bed with her parents when she accidentally suffocated, a law enforcement source said, adding that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of death.

Nassau County police homicide detectives are continuing to investigate.

Latest Long Island News

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE