RI State Police investigating suspicious death of nine-month-old boy in Cranston
CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police are investigating the suspicious death of a nine-month-old infant boy from Cranston.
Police said around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, first responders were called to a residence on Lincoln Avenue in Cranston for an unresponsive and not breathing infant.
The infant was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
State Police were contacted and a search warrant was executed at a residence on Mishnock Road in West Greenwich. Police were at the home for much of the evening Thursday and continued investigating there Friday.
On Friday afternoon, detectives were seen knocking on neighbors’ doors.
The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families is also involved in the investigation.
Spokesperson Sean McFarland said in a statement that the Department was made aware Wednesday evening that a nine-month-old male from Cranston was found unresponsive. The Department then initiated a child protective investigation and said the family has no prior DCYF involvement.