On 04-28-13 at 9:03 a.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a residence in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of a child who was in medical distress. Officers learned a one year old child was not breathing and immediately initiated CPR. The Jackson County Ambulance Service arrived and transported the child to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where the child was later pronounced deceased. The investigation revealed there was no foul play in the death of the infant. Further inquiries into the death should be directed to the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.