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Spokane County deputies investigating infant's death

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an infant at a home in the 19600 block of East Wellesley, in Spokane County.

On Monday, August 29th, emergency crews were called to the home for a report of a baby not breathing. Once on scene, the infant was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to a news release, deputies were called "due to the questionable circumstances and the dirty and filthy living conditions."

Deputies were told the family arrived back at their home Sunday night, after attending a party at a friend's house. According to deputies, the parents fell asleep in the living room with the infant, while their 11-year-old son went to sleep in his bedroom. Deputies say when the parents awoke, they found the infant not breathing and called 911.

A search warrant was obtained for the home, and detectives spent most of Monday processing the scene for evidence and conducting interviews.

The 11-year-old was placed with Child Protective Services while this investigation continues and investigators determine if criminal charges are warranted.

Deputies say an autopsy on the baby will be conducted, and there have not been any arrests at this time.

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