Baby found dead, in bed with mother - - Jackson, MS

Baby found dead, in bed with mother

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By Bert Case - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The body of a two-month-old child was found in a bed, with her mother, in a south Jackson trailer park Monday morning.

The trailer park is on the East Frontage Road of I-55, just south of Savannah Street.

It was a scene that upset veteran officers and firefighters, when they could not do anything to revive the child.

"It's a very emotional time, for a lot of officers, and firefighters" said Jackson Police spokesman Joseph Daughtry. "Although we see this kind of stuff regularly, it tugs on your heart."

"The baby was co-mingling, sleeping with the mother" said Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham. "And mother apparently woke up this morning, and found the baby unresponsive. At this point we are not 100 per cent certain what the cause of death is. And it possibly could be related to the sleeping environment with the mother. The infant has been identified as two month old Gabby Lynn Baio. The mother's information will be released later on pending the autopsy."

"I saw a tragedy today, and it's just been a real bad day, the day after Mother's Day a young mother to lose her little baby like that" said Hope Pace, a visitor to the trailer park.

The child lived with her mother and grandmother. The grandmother found the body.

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