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New Details Revealed in Tragic Seven-Month-Old Baby's Death

By Shay Arthur
Published On: May 13 2013 09:12:20 PM CDT
Updated On: May 14 2013 11:48:31 AM CDT
7-month-old Boy Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances

On Monday the Tehama County Sheriff's Office said a man was arrested at the home where an infant boy was found dead.

However Lieutenant David Greer, who is working on the case, said the man was arrested for violating terms of his parole, but would not specify what. 

Greer said the man is a person of interest in the death because he was the only person home at the time.

Deputies and medical crews were called to Byron Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, which happens to be Mother's Day.

According to Greer the mother came home from work to find her seven month-old son not breathing in his crib.

Greer said she ran to a neighbor's house and called 911.

The infant was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Greer said this case is being investigated as a child abuse case but would not comment if there were any outward injuries to the baby or signs of foul play.

Greer also said no drugs were found in the home.

No one is in custody at this time.

Debbie Kasch lives in the neighborhood where the infant was found dead Sunday afternoon.

Kasch described hearing the sirens as multiple ambulances and law enforcement vehicles arrived on scene, "they came out of their cars just absolutely running into that apartment," said Kasch.

Kasch said she wasn't very familiar with the mother and little boy.

"I've seen the child a few times from a distance, he was darling, just darling."

Kasch said foul play or not she knows what this mother is going through.

"I've lost a child of my own, a grown child so I understand what she's feeling and I wish I could help her I wish there was something I could do."

Greer said an autopsy is set to happen on Tuesday.

He hopes to have more answers into the baby's death after it's conducted.