2005-03-04 / Community

Baby Found Dead In Rockaway Beach Apartment

A 14-month-old girl was found dead in her crib by her mother on Tuesday morning when the mother went to check on her daughter at 5:50 a.m.

According to police sources, the child, identified as Rory Nelson, was found not breathing in her crib at 173 Beach 96 Street.

Her frantic mother immediately called 911 and the baby was rushed to the Peninsula Hospital Center, where she was declared dead on arrival at 6:45 a.m.

Police said that there were no visible signs of trauma on the child’s body and that an autopsy was being performed by the city’s medical examiner.

The investigation of the child’s death is pending the medical examiner’s findings.

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