Fresno County sheriff's detectives on Wednesday were investigating the death of an infant in Calwa.
The boy, who would have turned 2 years old next month, was found unresponsive in an apartment in the 2500 block of South Ninth Street in southeast Fresno. Emergency responders gave the boy CPR, but were unsuccessful. He died about 10:15 a.m., sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said.
The boy’s mother and her boyfriend, who called 911, were detained for questioning but not arrested. They told investigators the boy was asleep in his bedroom when the boyfriend checked on him and found him unresponsive. The boy’s mother followed her boyfriend into the room, and when he still didn’t respond the couple called for help.
The case was turned over to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office because deputies have jurisdiction there. Detectives were serving a search warrant to collect evidence, will check to see if prior calls were made to the residence and review the child’s medical records, Botti said.
Botti said homicide detectives are attempting to determine whether the couple should face charges.
The child’s cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office, scheduled for Thursday morning.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Juan Galindo at 559-600-8215. Tipsters also can call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.