TWIN FALLS — Police are investigating the death of a 10-month-old baby girl in Twin Falls.
Lt. Terry Thueson with the Twin Falls Police Department confirmed Monday morning that the infant died Friday. Just before midnight, Twin Falls Police responded to the 500 block of Highland Avenue for a call about a baby not breathing.
Officers found a 10 month-old baby girl was unresponsive. Paramedics took the baby to St. Luke’s Magic Valley for treatment, however lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.
"Officers learned the baby had been left unattended inside a parked vehicle for several hours during the afternoon and evening hours," a police statement said Monday afternoon.
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Police did not release the names of the baby or the parents. Don Patterson of Twin Falls told the Times-News Monday that the girl was his granddaughter, and said she had been left in a car strapped into her car seat Friday evening. Patterson said his granddaughter died that night.
No one has been arrested.
“These types of investigations can take time and the Twin Falls Police Department is committed to conducting a thorough and complete investigation," Thueson said in the statement.
Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs said Monday he had too little information about the death to make a statement.