An investigation was underway Thursday after a 1-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in a Hawthorne home later died at a local hospital.
Homicide detectives were called to the 11700 block of Doty Avenue to assist Hawthorne police after the child’s mother, a 15-year-old high school student, found the boy unresponsive Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.
The boy was in the care of the 15-year-old’s adoptive mother while the teen was attending school, according to the news release.
Paramedics took the child to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m.
There were no visible signs of trauma to the child, Deputy Trina Schrader stated in the news release.
An autopsy was to be conducted to determine the cause of death, Schrader stated.
The investigation was still ongoing and anyone with information was asked to contact authorities at 323-890-5500.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477).