Police investigating two separate baby deaths

Posted at 10:29 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 23:29:47-05

Milwaukee Police and firefighters were called to two separate baby deaths within hours of each other Wednesday night.

Police tell us one is believed to be a co-sleeping death, the other is being called a suspicious death for now.

“Milwaukee police are currently investigating a suspicious death of a seven week old infant,” said Deputy Inspector Stephen Basting.

Police were called to a home near 46th and Lloyd in the late afternoon for a lifeless child.  Police tell us the baby girl was found in a bedroom with her parents by the grandmother.

“I can tell you both parents were very intoxicated,” said Basting. “They are currently in our custody on unrelated charges as we continue to investigate this.”

Inspector Basting says firefighters tried to save the infant’s life. “Despite the efforts of the Milwaukee Fire Department, who worked on this infant for about an hour to try to resuscitate her, we have a tragic end.”

In another infant death, police were called to 91st and Silver Spring around the same time period. They say a three-month-old girl was found dead in what appears to be a co-sleeping death.

Both cases are tragic and difficult for families and first responders.

“Kids are always hard and you never get over kids,” said Basting, “and especially for the firefighters.”

Police say it’s possible the suspicious death of the seven week old could turn out to be a co-sleeping death, but they are still investigating.