FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Florence police are investigating the death of a baby.
Emergency crews, including police officers and EMS workers, are on the scene at 724 East Mobile Street.
The baby appears to be 2-weeks-old. When crews got on the scene, they found the infant in a basement apartment. The coroner later pronounced the child dead at the scene.
The circumstances surrounding the infant's death have not been released. The child's death is being treated as a homicide since it was an unexpected death. Investigators do not know if it was criminal, accidental, or natural.
"A child death review we take very seriously," said Cliff Billingsley. "The Florence Police Department treats it like a homicide and right now we have investigators doing interviews and collecting evidence and photographs - the whole nine yards."
Billingsley said that considering the child's age, it will be hard to detect some possibile causes of death, like Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is why a full-blown investigation is automatic.
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