SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Greene County sheriff's department says the baby girl who died after she stopped breathing at an in-home childcare facility on Thursday afternoon was 4 months old. Emergency medical responders took her to a hospital but doctors could not resuscitate her.
The home with the childcare facility is in 3500 block of East Farm Road 186 (also known as Mentor Road) just south of Highland Springs Country Club and subdivision.
Greene County sheriff's detectives were at the baby's autopsy on Friday morning. Sheriff Jim Arnott says investigators did not see any obvious physical signs of trauma on the body. Toxicology tests that will determine the cause of death likely will take several months to complete.
Arnott says state law prohibits him from releasing the baby's name.
Detectives spent several hours on Thursday afternoon and evening at the home where the baby stopped breathing. Crime scene tape was across the driveway while they were there. The operator of the childcare facility suspended its operations after the baby died.