Newborn Baby Died After Several 911 ‘disturbance Calls' From House, Austin Police Say

A newborn baby died at the same house where several 911 disturbance calls were made the night prior, Austin police said. Officers, EMS and the fire department were dispatched to the 6600 block of Elm Creek Drive, near Interstate 35 and West William Cannon Drive in South Austin, about 10:20 a.m. Saturday regarding an unresponsive infant, senior Austin police officer Rheannon Cunningham said. They attempted to resuscitate the baby boy, but were unsuccessful. He's believed to have been about three weeks old, Cunningham said.His cause of death has not yet been determined. Several "disturbance calls" regarding the same residence were made Friday night to 911 dispatch, Cunningham said. The calls came from the house, not from neighbors. The nature of the calls is not yet known. It's also not currently known if those calls are related to the baby's death, which police initially described as "suspicious," according to a Facebook post from the department. Detectives and medical examiners are investigating, Cunningham said. One family lives at the residence, but the number of family members is not clear.  Continue reading...

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