An autopsy was pending today on the body of an infant who apparently stopped breathing during his first day at a day care center in North Hills, but no foul play is suspected, authorities said.
The two-month-old boy’s caregiver called paramedics to Kary’s Daycare Center on Marklein Avenue on Monday afternoon, said Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon of the Mission Station.
“The boy … did not respond to attempts to revive him after he apparently stopped breathing at the day care center, where he had been left for the first time in North Hills,” Vernon said.
“Just after 5 p.m. Monday evening, the caregiver gave CPR and called paramedics immediately when she discovered the baby was not breathing as she
prepared him to go home to his father,” he said. “Paramedics arrived, and took over resuscitation measures.”
The infant, whose name was withheld pending notification of next-of-kin, was pronounced dead at a hospital, Vernon said.
“Detectives from LAPD’s Abused Child Unit and the coroner’s investigator examined the scene and the child and found no evidence of foul play,” Vernon said. “The death remains classified as ‘undetermined,’ pending an autopsy.”