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Williamsport Infant Death Update
Williamsport Infant Death Update - Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:18PM EST|
Williamsport, Lycoming County-
Police are still investigating the death of an infant girl in Williamsport over the weekend.
Lycoming County Coroner Chuck Kiessling says four-month-old Shyiema Richardson went into cardiac arrest at an apartment at 770 West Fourth Street Sunday morning.
According to the investigators, the girl was sleeping in a bed and was found wedged between the mattress and the wall.
Attempts to resuscitate the girl were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead a short time later at Williamsport Hospital.
Police tell us the family is cooperating with the investigation.
The coroner’s office is reminding all parents that babies should always sleep in a crib, rather than a bed.