15-Day-Old Baby Dies in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN CO. -- The Franklin County Coroner's Office is calling the death of a 15-day-old infant an unfortunate accident.

Emergency crews responded to a home in Orient Tuesday morning for a report of an unresponsive baby. The infant was later pronounced dead at Franklin Hospital.

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler says investigators learned the mother had fallen asleep with the baby in bed after an early-morning feeding. She woke up hours later to find the baby underneath the father in the bed.

Leffler says foul play is not suspected, but an autopsy will be performed Wednesday because of the child's age.

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