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Otis Orchards Baby Death: Court docs state parents didn't know where the child slept

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Deputies responded to a report of an infant not breathing in Otis Orchards Monday morning Deputies responded to a report of an infant not breathing in Otis Orchards Monday morning
OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. -

Detectives continue to investigate the death of a three-week-old Otis Orchards baby.

Court documents released on Wednesday state the mother of the baby told deputies she and the child's father were drinking the night before at a friend's house and didn't know what happened to the child.

Deputies were called to the home Monday morning by firefighters for a baby that wasn't breathing due to "questionable circumstances." Deputies arrived at the home to find the mother, father, and an 11-year-old boy on the front porch. The mother was holding the baby. Deputies asked if anyone had started CPR on the infant, and the mother replied, "No he's gone, he hit his head." 

Spokane County deputies investigating infant's death

The deputies began CPR on the baby, but he was pronounced dead by responding medics. 

According to court documents, the mother told deputies that she and the father of the child had been drinking the night before at a friend's house until about 10:30 when the returned home. Deputies note in the court documents that the mother still smelled of intoxicants. She said the father slept in the living room in a recliner, while she slept on the couch. She said she did not know where the baby slept that night. 

The 11-year-old child on scene told deputies when he went to bed at 11:00 p.m., the baby was asleep in the car seat in the house. 

The mother told deputies she awoke and didn't know where the baby was. She said she woke up the father, who also didn't know where the child was. The mother said they searched and found the baby face down under the recliner. 

Deputies noted an infant swing with a baby blanket next to the recliner. The mother said the baby blanket was in the car seat and she believed the baby's father had gotten up with the child at around 2:00 a.m.

Court documents say that deputies took notice that the house was dirty and cluttered, with empty baby bottles and diapers on the floor. 

Court documents state that detectives are still looking into the death and are looking to collect DNA evidence. The parents have not been charged with a crime, which is why they have not been identified in this story. 

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