6-month-old Bakersfield baby found dead

Cause of death pending

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A six-month-old baby was found dead Sunday in Bakersfield.

On April 7, about about 3:30 p.m., officials with the Kern County Sheriff's Office went to the 800 block of Meadows Street in Bakersfield regarding a child not breathing.

Officials said when they arrived at the location, Kern County Fire and Hall Ambulance crews were already on scene and had pronounced the infant, six-month-old Ashton Sergio Cervantes, dead.

Detectives initiated an investigation as a matter of child death protocol. The investigation is not considered suspicious at this time.

An autopsy was completed on Tuesday, April 9.  The cause of death is pending further lab results.


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