Baby found dead in car seat in West Side apartment

Police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was found dead in an apartment on the West Side Wednesday afternoon.  The 7-month-old, and two other children were apparently left home alone.

The two other children were removed from the home and taken to Mount Sinai hospital to be checked out.  They have been deemed okay.

There is no word on the whereabouts of the parents.

The children were apparently left alone in a main floor apartment in North Lawndale block until the 6-year-old knocked on a neighbor’s door looking for something to eat.

That neighbor discovered the unresponsive baby still dressed and strapped into her car seat, neighbors say.

Officials say the death of the baby is not weather related.  She was indoors in a heated, if slightly cool apartment.  There is no official cause of death.

The investigation is on going.

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7 comments

  • Charteia

    This is ridiculous I feel sorry for the baby and hopefully it wasn’t the parents who left the baby in the cold but who ever did it shall pay rather it be now or later

  • mysaints

    thank goodness the 6 year old had the sense to ask a neighbor for something to eat. that would have just tore my heart to pieces if a child had asked something like that of me. your first instinct would be to hold him close and protect him. sweet JESUS please bless these babies.

  • Guest

    Have they found the parents? This reminds me of the case in STL where a baby was found in the hall of an apt complex. Cops later found the child's mother murdered in the trunk of a car miles away. Very sad. I pray for this baby, and for the two kids who survived.

    • Warrior

      Crack is certainly whack but you don't know if that has any bearing on this case. The parents may or may not be at fault here. Whoever’s care the children were under could be danger themselves. No matter, whoever is at fault needs to rot.

  • Deb

    Hopefully this precious angel didn't die in vain. Maybe CPS will step in now and actually protect the other 2 children! And may the person(s) responsible rot in hell.

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