Updated: Monday, 25 Apr 2011, 10:12 AM MDT
Published : Saturday, 23 Apr 2011, 5:53 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Albuquerque Police are investigating the death of a baby boy in southeast Albuquerque.
The one-month old was found not breathing by his parents inside the family home.
At this point investigators are not sure how the baby died but said there were no obvious signs of injury.
Investigators said this all started around 8 am. with a 911 call to the 400 block of Maria Court SEt, which is near Broadway and Gibson.
When emergency responders arrived neighbors were performing CPR on the baby, but he was unresponsive.
APD said they are still trying to figure out why the parents did not attempt CPR, officers said they may have been drunk.
Originally the call came out as a suspicious death because when officers arrived it appeared the baby’s head was soft. Then it turned that was not as a result of an injury but rather because the baby was so young his skull had not fully developed yet.
Neighbors said the family has not lived in the home long and that no one really knew them very well.
APD’s Crimes Against Children Unit as well as the Office of the Medical Investigator were called out. The baby’s body was taken to OMI for an autopsy.
A search warrant was obtained and investigators were able to get inside the house.
Officers said the investigation is ongoing, and right now the cause of the baby’s death is unknown.
“We don’t know if it was natural causes or accidental, if it was neglect by the parents, but at this point in time, there were no visible injuries on the child so no arrests have been made,” said Officer Nelson Sanchez.
The autopsy report probably won’t be back until Monday. In the meantime investigators are interviewing the two parents and a grandparent who were home at the time.