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Police in Old Saybrook investigate ‘suspicious death’ of infant

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OLD SAYBROOK — Police in Old Saybrook are investigating the suspicious death of an infant at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites on Boston Post Road.

Police were called to the Econo Lodge early Saturday afternoon for the report of an unresponsive, not breathing 14-month-old.  The Old Saybrook Department of Police Services, Old Saybrook Ambulance Association, and the Middlesex Hospital Paramedic responded to assist.   The infant was transported to the Middlesex Medical Center Shoreline and then to the Yale New Haven Hospital.

Detectives searched one of the hotel rooms late Saturday and seized “many” items to be submitted for forensic examination.

Police said the infant died from their injuries Sunday evening.

“This very sad event has been deemed an isolated incident and poses no risk to the public,” police said in a statement.

Should anyone have any information about what happened, they are asked to call 860-395-3142.

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