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Jackson Police Investigate Suspicious Baby Death

By Mallory Cooke
By mcooke@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.--The Jackson Police Department confirms officers are investigating a suspicious death.

According to police, officers and EMS were called about an unresponsive infant at an apartment in Allenton Heights shortly before 8:00 p.m., Thursday.

When officers arrived, the baby's mother reported that her child was not breathing. When the ambulance arrived, the infant was rushed to to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Around 9 p.m., Kailynn Hicks was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police believe the infant suffered head trauma. Investigators interviewed the mother and she reported to them that the infant had
momentarily been left in the care of her 5-year-old sister.

The infant's mother told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News that she was outside speaking with a neighbor when the incident occurred.

Hicks' body has been transported to the state Medical Examiner's
Office in Nashville for autopsy to determine the exact cause and
manner of death.

Investigators have briefed the District Attorney General about the
details of the investigation thus far. No arrest has been made.

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services was notified and
is assisting in the investigation.

Stay tuned to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest information on the investigation.
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