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3-month-old baby found dead in Sidney

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 20:22:56-04

A 3-month-old baby was found dead at a Sidney residence after police responded to the home for a possible domestic situation and welfare check Saturday.

According to the Sidney Herald, Police Chief Frank DiFonzo said officers gained entry into an apartment and found an agitated 30-year-old woman and an unresponsive 3-month-old infant.

The baby was transported to Sidney Health Center, but hospital staff were unable to revive her.

The 30-year-old woman was unable to answer questions and was also brought to Sidney Health Center before being flown to Billings. She is in intensive care, according to the Sidney Herald.

Drugs and alcohol are believed to have been involved in the situation, police said.

DiFonzo stated the incident is being investigated as a crime and details are limited.

“We’re not able to actually tell what happened at this time,” he said.

During the initial call to the apartment, the 30-year-old woman’s brother was also found. The 20-year-old man was in a different apartment and had suffered a knife wound.

He is believed to have been in the same apartment where the infant was found unresponsive, according to the Sidney Herald.

When asked if the cause of death had been determined, DiFonzo said pathology reports haven’t come back yet, so they are unable to say for certain.

As more information is collected, they will be better able to decide who was responsible and what charges will be filed.