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Police Call Haslett Death, Suffocation 'Accidental'


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Police are calling the death of a 6-month-old suffocated baby and his 31-year-old mother ‘tragic' and ‘accidental.'

Officials say the woman was found dead in a home around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 1700 block of Pine Creek in Meridian Township, near Lake Lansing.

Police say they originally got a call for a missing person, but when they got to the home where the woman lived with her two blind parents, they found her dead on a bed in the basement. Her son was underneath her, and had suffocated, officials say.

""It does appear that the adult lost consciousness or passed away and fell forward onto the baby, and as a result, the baby couldn't breathe, and both of them were dead," said Lt. Greg Frenger of the Meridian Township Police Department. "There's nothing indicating that there's any foul play. There's nothing indicating that the mother did this intentionally. This is definitely an accident."

Officials with the Ingham County Medical Examiner's office said on Monday that autopsies had been completed. However, the results of those autopsies have not yet been released.

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