NC deputies investigating death of 5-month-old; items seized from home

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TROUTMAN, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Authorities are investigating the death of a 5-month-old who died at a home north of Troutman Sunday, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said deputies responded to the home after a report of a baby in respiratory distress. Fire and EMS crews were already on the scene when they arrived.

The 5-month-old was pronounced dead on scene and the area was secured for investigators.

Authorities said investigators interviewed “persons of interest” and seized items from the home while serving a search warrant.

An autopsy on the child is scheduled later this week.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said the death investigation is ongoing.

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