Officers with the DeFuniak Springs responded to Heritage Apartments around 1 AM this morning for an unresponsive nine month old infant. Officers arrived and found that the infant was not breathing. CPR was initiated by an Officer until firefighters with the DeFuniak Springs Fire Department arrived to take over. Paramedics with Walton County Fire Rescue arrived and transported the infant to Healthmark Regional Medical Center. The infant was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
An autopsy is being performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. The case is under investigation and more details will be released at a later date.
Chief Mark Weeks added “Death investigations are always troubling for our agency, especially involving children. Although no words can ease the loss, our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of this little baby”.