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Sunday, Jan 20 2013 02:30 PM

Detectives investigate death of infant boy


The Kern County Sheriff's Department investigated the death of an infant boy Sunday in Oildale.

Deputies were sent to the 300 block of Roberts Lane at about 11:19 a.m. for a report of an infant not breathing, according to a Kern County Sheriff's Department news release.

The baby was "found unresponsive at his residence," according to a coroner's office news release.

The infant, later identified by the coroner's office as 1-month-old Julian Hernandez, was taken to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital's emergency room where he was pronounced dead at 12:10 p.m.

Detectives responded to investigate.

An autopsy will be done to determine the cause and manner of death, deputies reported.

No further information was immediately available.

-- The Californian

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