APD: ‘After further investigation,' child's death in SE Austin no longer suspicious

AUSTIN - Police said Monday that, after further investigation, the department has determined that the death of an infant in southeast Austin Saturday morning is no longer suspicious.

Police are now investigating the 3-week-old boy's death as accidental and are awaiting a final ruling from the medical examiner's office.

Police said they received reports of an unresponsive infant at 6600 Elm Creek Dr. around 10:20 a.m. Saturday morning. The Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services and the Austin Fire Department responded.

Officials attempted resuscitation efforts on the infant but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased about 45 minutes later. APD said he lived at the Elm Creek residence with his family, but were not yet sure if anyone else lived in the home. 

APD said they received several disturbance calls from the same residence last night. Investigators said Saturday they are working to determine if those disturbances are related to the infant's death. 

The Texas Department of Family Protective Services said there were no other children living at the home at the time of the death, but that the couple does have other children. CPS investigated a case involving the family in 2013. Lisa Block with DFPS could not go into the details of that case. They are also investigating the boy's death.

Detectives and medical examiners are on the scene investigating. They have not determined a cause of death and no charges have been filed. 

This is a developing story. We will continue to update this page as more information is released.

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