Suspicious infant death leads police to West Greenwich home

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WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — A suspicious death of an infant reported to Cranston Police has led investigators to a home in West Greenwich, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

R.I. State Police Lt. Col. Kevin Barry said the Cranston police reached out to state police on Thursday for assistance in a possible homicide investigation.

Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael Winquist confirmed they were investigating the sudden death of an infant that happened in Cranston Wednesday.

According to Cranston Fire Dispatcher Michael Haggis, they received a call on Lincoln Avenue for an unresponsive baby around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

After arriving at the scene in less than five minutes, they then transported the baby to Hasbro Children’s Hospital before contacting Cranston police. Haggis says that is standard procedure when the fire department responds to an incident involving a minor.

State police investigators could be seen at a home on Mishnock Road Thursday afternoon into the evening. West Greenwich police were also on scene.

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