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Infant dies in Ocean Springs, death investigation under way

Ocean Springs police are conducting a death investigation after a nine-week-old child died this afternoon.

Police identified the child as Olivia Faith Palenchat.

At 3:34 p.m., police said they were called to the 100 block of Barbara Court for a medical emergency involving an infant child. Upon arrival, Ocean Springs Fire and Acadian Medical Services administered CPR to the child and took her to Ocean Springs Hospital.

Once at the hospital, medical personnel continued attempts to revive the child, but they were not successful.

Police say they are awaiting autopsy results. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office is also conducting its own investigation into the death and will conduct an autopsy in the coming days.

Anyone with information should call police at 875-2211.

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