Police investigating infant deaths
August 14, 2014
After two babies died within days of each other, Bakersfield police opened an investigation. [Californian]
On Sunday, 2-month-old Sotero Isaiah Lopez of Arroyo Grande was discovered not breathing at a home on the 5400 block of Post Street in Bakersfield. At 9:20 a.m., the child was declared dead.
Four days earlier, at a home on the 13000 block of Phoenix Palm Court in Bakersfield, 3-month-old Kenneth Howell was also found not breathing. He died nine hours later at Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera.
The Kern County Coroner’s Officer preformed autopsies on both of the infants. The investigation is ongoing and the causes of deaths are pending.