Wednesday, February 21, 2018

17-day-old infant dies in bed

ONE week after the death of 17-month old Jaedon Cujoe, a 17-day-old baby has died.

Baby Shivani was discovered dead by her parents, Damian Scraughn, 29, and his wife, Priscilla Ramcharitar, also 29, in their home at Perseverance, Carapichaima.

According to a police report, the mother breast-fed the infant at around 5 a.m. and placed her on the bed.

At around 6.30 a.m. the mother went to check on her and found she was unresponsive.

Paramedics were called in, but they were unable to revive the infant.

The infant was taken to Couva District Health Facility, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy is expected to be performed today at Forensic Science Centre in St James.

WPC Parks of the Freeport CID is continuing investigations.