Investigation underway into death of Fairfield baby

911 caller says boy had blood coming out his nose
Posted at 12:04 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 15:09:53-05

FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- Fairfield police and the Butler County coroner are investigating the death of an infant early Tuesday.

The 1-month-old boy was found not breathing in an apartment on Gelhot Drive at about 4:34 a.m., Fairfield Police Officer Doug Day said.

"We just woke up, and uh, my little cousin, she woke up, she was holding the baby, she woke up, and the baby wasn't breathing," a man told a 911 dispatcher. "And now we're sitting here trying to give him CPR, and (expletive) blood is coming out of his nose."

The dispatcher asked if the baby was changing colors.

"Yeah, the baby's not breathing," the caller said.

Paramedics took the infant to Mercy Hospital Fairfield, where he was pronounced dead.

Police aren't releasing the mother's or child's names yet, Day said.

The death, and the death of another infant in Hamilton the same day, were both being investigated as possible sleep-related deaths, the Butler County Coroner's Office announced Wednesday. 

The cause and manner of death in both cases were pending following autopsies.