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KCSO investigating baby death in Southwest Bakersfield, baby was in foster care

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 8:56 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 02:04:59-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: According to KCSO the baby was in foster care at the time. Officials said that the Sexual Assault and Abuse Investigation Unit is handling the case.

Deputies were called out around 1:14 a.m. on February 21 to the 4100 block of Erin Court in Southwest Bakersfield for a baby not breathing.

The baby was taken to a local area hospital, where it was pronounced dead.

KCSO says detectives responded and assumed the investigation. KCSO says the investigation is active and ongoing.

KCSO is asking anyone with information to contact deputies at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.