Twin Falls Police investigating infant death

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 18:44:47-04

Twin Falls Police investigating infant death

Twin Falls Police are investigating the death of a ten-month-old baby girl who was found not breathing. Officers say the infant had earlier been left unattended in a parked vehicle.

About 11:56 p.m. last Friday, officers responded to the 500 block of Highland Avenue in Twin Falls on a report of a baby not breathing. Officers found the infant unresponsive.

Paramedics transported the infant to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital for treatment; however, lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

Officers learned the infant had been left unattended inside a parked vehicle for several hours during the afternoon and evening hours, according to Twin Falls Police Department news release.

The names of the infant and guardians are not being released at this time, since case is still under investigation, police said.

No arrests have been made.

“These types of investigations can take time, and the Twin Falls Police Department is committed to conducting a thorough and complete investigation.” said TFPD Lt. Terry Thueson. 

The Twin Falls Police Department reminds public to never leave children and/or pets in vehicles unattended.  “It simply is not safe to leave an unattended child in a vehicle any time.  This becomes especially true during warm temperatures.  The interior temperature of a vehicle increases rapidly and this can become deadly for children and even pets,” said Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury.