Monday, 02 June 2008 08:38
Deputies in Watauga County are still investigating the Thursday death of an infant.
Authorities and rescue personnel responded to a 911 call about an infant not breathing at a residence on
Morning Dove Lane in Boone. The infant had allegedly been in a
vehicle. The baby was transported to Watauga Medical Center and pronounced deceased. An autopsy indicated the cause of death was hyperthermia.
At the request of the District Attorney’s Office,
little information is being released. Hyperthermia, has, however, been reported
in children left alone in vehicles.
Watauga County Sheriff's Office and the Watauga County District
Attorney's Office are both actively investigating the case. According
to Sheriff Len Hagaman, no charges have been filed.