Sheriff Kelly: Infant found not breathing not suspicious

The infant girl who was taken Saturday to the hospital after being found unresponsive in her Moorefield Twp. home is alive, and the incident at this time does not appear to be suspicious, according to Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly.

A detective continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, which was reported to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 7:48 a.m. Saturday, according to the sheriff’s report.

The father told the investigator that the baby, who was born Feb. 12, was fed by bottle at 4 a.m. then wrapped in a blanket and placed in bed with the mother, according to the report.

The father reported when he awoke and checked on the baby at 7 a.m., she was not breathing, according to the report.

Items listed in the report that are being examined include the bottle with baby formula in it found in the bed and baby formula found on the kitchen counter.

Sheriff Kelly affirmed this morning that the baby was still alive, but her exact condition was not immediately available.

EARLIER (Feb. 27)

A Clark County sheriff’s detective is investigating the circumstances that led to an infant reportedly not breathing this morning in Moorefield Twp.

The baby was rushed to Dayton Children’s Hospital after a medic responded at approximately 8 a.m. to the home in the 1300 block of Moorefield Road.

Clark County deputies also responded and remained on scene after the baby was taken to the hospital.

Details of what happened were not released and the baby’s identity, age and condition were not immediately available.

A detective has been assigned to investigate the incident, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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