Detroit police: Infant girl found dead in bathtub, mother in custody
Mother tells police she awoke to find baby in tub
DETROIT – Detroit police said an infant was found unresponsive in a bathtub Monday morning.
The 18-day-old girl was found in the tub by her mother about 6 a.m. Police said the mother said she was sleeping and found the infant in the tub after she woke up.
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Medics arrived at the apartment in the 19600 block of Schoehnerr Road and tried to save the infant, but it was too late.
The Medical Examiner will have to confirm a cause of death, police said. The baby was found in the water but this is not a confirmed drowning at this point.
Police continue to investigate how this happened. They said the mother has been taken into custody.
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