Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 8:13am
Location: 131 Skipper Lane
Event: Death of Child less than one year of age
Case Number: 1608270058
Corpus Christi Police are investigating the death of an 8 month old child Saturday morning at a mobile home park located at 131 Skipper Lane.
Corpus Christi Police responded to a call for a child in need of medical attention at a mobile home at 8:13am Saturday morning. Information provided to Emergency Services was that the mother co-slept in the bed with the child, and woke with the child in medical distress. Emergency Medical Services technicians at the scene informed Officers that the child was deceased at the scene. Officers summoned Detectives, the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Forensics Lab technicians to collect evidence and information.
Detectives transported the 22 year old mother and the 23 year father to Police Headquarters to get recorded statements and Detectives have identified several witnesses to attempt to understand the sequence of events leading up to, and immediately following the death of the child. The Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office took the child for an examination in order to determine the cause of death. Detectives continue to gather information in order to determine if the death was the result of a natural event, such as illness, or if it was the result of an accident. Child Protective Services were also summoned to evaluate the scene and conduct an investigation.
Anyone with any additional information about this event should contact the Corpus Christi Police at 886-2600.