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Wednesday March 18th, 2015 :: 08:36 a.m. PDT


#LASD Homicide Investigating Suspicious Death of Infant, 2300 Blk of East Avenue J-8, Lancanster

DATE:   Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TIME:  9:09 p.m.

LOCATION:  2300 block East Avenue J-8, Lancaster

VICTIM:  Male Infant (8 months)

UNIT:  Homicide Bureau, Lieutenant Jauch


On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives responded to “Children’s Hospital Los Angeles”, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of an infant.

Homicide detectives have learned family members in the residence, 2300 block of East Avenue J-8, Lancaster, called 9-1-1, after the infant was injured in the home. The infant was transported to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery for a traumatic brain injury but did not survive and was pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation revealed family members’ account of how the infant was injured are inconsistent with the type of injury the infant sustained.

The Investigation is in its early stages, and no arrests have been made.

The exact cause of death will be determined by Los Angeles County Department of Coroner personnel.   

There is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

Any questions please contact Homicide Lieutenant Steve Jauch at (323) 890-5500.


Written By:

Kelvin Moody, Deputy

Sara Rodriguez, Deputy

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