Police investigating after baby found dead

Criminal investigation underway in infants death
Published: May. 28, 2017 at 12:17 AM CDT|Updated: May. 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM CDT
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BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A criminal investigation is being conducted into the death of a nine-month-old baby found dead in a hotel, Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill said Sunday.

Batesville police went to the Super 8 Hotel in the 1200 block of North St. Louis Street Saturday after getting a call. Both police and paramedics went to the hotel and found the girl deceased.

The child was with her mother and father at the hotel, Cockrill said.

"Due to the age of the child and the circumstances surrounding the child's death, a criminal investigation is currently being conducted and the child's body has been submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy," Cockrill said.

Once done, the results of the investigation will be sent to 16th District Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer to determine what, if any, charges will be filed in the case, Cockrill said.

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