After Baby Suddenly Dies in Altadena, 911 Call From USC’s Former Medical School Dean Sparks Detectives’ Interest

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The man who called for an ambulance at an Altadena apartment last fall had the calm and direct manner of one familiar with healthcare emergencies.

Then-USC Keck School of Medicine Dean Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito arrives at the Second-Annual Rebels With A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios on March 20, 2014, in Hollywood. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images)

Then-USC Keck School of Medicine Dean Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito arrives at the Second-Annual Rebels With A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios on March 20, 2014, in Hollywood. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images)

“Baby not breathing,” Dr. Carmen Puliafito, former dean of USC’s medical school, told a 911 dispatcher shortly after sunrise Oct. 5.

“Are you there at the location right now?” the dispatcher asked.

“No,” the doctor replied. “My girlfriend’s there.”

Read the full story on LATimes.com. 

A 3-week-old infant died at an Altadena duplex on Oct. 5, prompting an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

A 3-week-old infant died at an Altadena duplex on Oct. 5, prompting an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.