The Tipton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning death of a 3 week-old-infant from the 2300 block of Drummonds Road in Munford. On 06 December 2012 at about 3:25 AM deputies received a 911 call regarding an unresponsive child. The father reported he had fallen with the child. Deputies and Rural Metro responded to the residence and the male infant was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital (Tipton).
The infant was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Tipton County Medical Examiner, Dr. Buffy Cook responded and requested an autopsy at the Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Memphis.
The Tipton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division is being assisted by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents and the Department of Children Services. The family is being cooperative with detectives and agents who are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation.
The names of the infant and parents have not been released pending family notification of the death.
"It is a tragedy for the death of any child and certainly we will use every resource available to determine the cause of this child's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family and the Munford community"
If anyone has information in this case, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3007, email tips to Sheriff@tiptonco.com or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800 TBI- FIND.