Preliminary findings released in Florence baby death investigation

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police confirm this evening an autopsy has been performed on the 2-week-old baby found not breathing Tuesday.

Investigators remain tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death, but have released a few new details.

Just after noon Tuesday, emergency responders were called to an apartment building on East Mobile Street in Florence for an unresponsive baby.  When paramedics got to the scene, they were unable to help the boy.

According to Florence Police, the baby was living with its mother, grandmother, grandfather and uncle inside a basement apartment.

Wednesday morning investigators say the state forensics lab in Huntsville performed an autopsy on the child.

During the autopsy, investigators say forensic scientists found no obvious signs of physical harm or trauma to the child.

But before preliminary autopsy results can be released, there are still several tests that still need to be completed which include blood work and toxicology.  Police are unsure when those results will be returned.

Florence Police say they will present their findings on the baby’s death to the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s Office once all of their evidence has been collected.

The mother and other family members living with the baby have been interviewed by police.