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Chula Vista Police Department
Wednesday May 11th, 2016 :: 01:42 p.m. PDT


Chula Vista Police Investigating Infant Death

On 5/9/16 at about 8:20 pm, Chula Vista Police received a 911 call from a residence in the 4000 block of Main Street. Fire was immediately dispatched on an apparent report of a non-breathing child. Chula Vista Police were called to the scene about 20 minutes later, at about 8:40 pm, when Fire personnel found a new-born deceased male child in a bed. The child appeared to be have been born hours or days prior. Crimes of Violence Investigators were called to the scene and determined that a 17-year-old female gave birth to the child approximately 24-36 hours earlier. The juvenile mother claimed to be unaware that she was pregnant and unknowingly gave birth to the child while in bed. Some time later the parents of the 17-year-old found the deceased child while making the bed and called 911. COV is interviewing witnesses and coordinating with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine if a crime occurred.

Chula Vista Police Department
315 4th Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 619-691-5151

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