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Investigation into infant’s death continues

Reported July 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM CST:  An infant has died in Parsons, Kansas – an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of the death.  Authorities are currently investigating but they say everything they are doing is routine.

“Any time a child dies we investigate all the circumstances surrounding the death,” says Parsons Police Chief John Keele.  “That doesn’t just mean that there has been a criminal act, we just need to know the circumstances to make sure there’s not.  We’re there for the benefit of the child.”

“Most of us are parents and grandparents and have our own children.  Any community is affected when they lose children and it’s hard to deal with, but that doesn’t stop us from doing our job.

“Police are gatherers of facts and we gather up the facts, the evidence, and we bring it to the courts so the determination can be made as to whether there is criminal activity or not and that’s what we’re doing – getting the facts.”

Emergency crews responded to an apartment complex on 25th Street where a 3-month-old wasn’t breathing.  The infant was later pronounced dead at Labette Health.

This is the third infant who has died in Parsons in the past year.

Reported July 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM CST

News release issued by the City of Parsons

PARSONS, KS – The Parsons Police Department is investigating the death of an infant Wednesday morning at 1521 S. 25th Street. Police and emergency crews were dispatched at 11:24 a.m. to a report of a 3-month-old boy who was not breathing. The infant, identified as Dominic D. Mosely, Jr., was later pronounced dead at Labette Health.

Officers are currently investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death. Parsons Police Chief, John Keele, said that the investigation is a routine matter when a child dies.


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