Romulus police investigate death of baby with burned feet

Parents rush unresponsive baby to hospital; cause of death still is unknown

ROMULUS, Mich. – Romulus police are investigating the death of an infant who allegedly was found unresponsive by his parents Sunday at their home on Stephanie Street.

Officers were called to Annapolis Hospital on a report of suspected child abuse. The parents said they found the baby lying unresponsive on a bed in their apartment.

They took him to the hospital where a doctor performed an examination but found no signs of life. The doctor did find the child's feet severely burned.

"One of the medical personnel discovered that the child's feet were severely burned," said Cpt. Derran Shelby, of Romulus police.

After an autopsy, the Wayne County medical examiner's initial report was inconclusive to a cause of death.

Police say the parents are in their early 20s.

Romulus police are investigating this death and are waiting for the medical examiner to declare an official cause of death. Once they have that, police plan to submit the case to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

Meanwhile, no one is in police custody and no arrests have been made.

Another autopsy is underway.

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