The death of a 10-month-old baby girl found wedged between a mattress and a wall in a Commerce Township residence on Saturday, Aug. 4 appears to be an accident, according to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Department report.
Commerce Township Substation deputies responded to a home in the 1800 block of Luneta Street, where the infant reportedly wasn’t breathing as of just after 4 p.m. The responding deputies continued to administer CPR to the baby girl until Commerce Fire Department personnel arrived, at which point the infant was transported to DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy performed by the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that the baby died of position compression and asphyxiation. The death was ruled an accident.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, the incident remains under investigation.