Harrison County

Coroner: No foul play in baby's death

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Authorities found a 10-month old baby and the toddler's father dead at Landmark of D'Iberville on Wednesday morning.
Courtesy Google Maps Authorities found a 10-month old baby and the toddler's father dead at Landmark of D'Iberville on Wednesday morning.

D'IBERVILLE -- An autopsy on a 10-month-old girl found dead in her family's apartment shows no signs of trauma or foul play, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said.

The child was found lifeless early Wednesday morning at Landmark Apartments. Her father was found hanged in a neighboring building.

Hargrove said he is not identifying the child or her father because of the circumstances.

"The cause of the child's death is pending tissue study and toxicology," Hargrove said.

"As it sounds right now, there is no sign of any foul play whatsoever. The autopsy has taken her death out of a homicide-suicide or accidental death situation."

The father's death has been ruled a suicide due to hanging, he said.

D'Iberville police had received a medical emergency call about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

A team from American Medical Response ambulance service confirmed the baby's death.

Police have said the child's father had awakened his father about 4 a.m. to tell him something was wrong with the baby. The grandfather checked the baby and called 911.

The grandfather told police his son was hysterical and ran out of the building.

The child's father was found hanging in the stairwell of a neighboring building.

The man died at an area hospital.

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