Homicide Detectives Investigating Death of Infant in East Compton

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Homicide detectives were investigating the death of a 3-month-old infant in East Compton Saturday, according to Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department officials.

Deputies responded around 8:15 a.m. to a call reporting a baby not breathing in the 13000 block of South Harris Avenue (map), where the child was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release.

Homicide detectives were summoned to the location because of the infant’s age, authorities said, adding that the case was “being classified as a death investigation.”

The cause of death was unknown and will be determined by Los Angeles County coroner’s officials, the Sheriff’s Department said.

No other information was immediately available.

KTLA’s John A. Moreno contributed to this report.