Police say baby’s death likely accidental

Coroner’s office investigating

SEQUIM — A preliminary police investigation of a death of a baby has found that it is likely to have been accidental, according to the city of Sequim.

No foul play is suspected, said a press release issued late Friday afternoon.

Detective Sgt. Mike Hill of the Sequim Police Department said in an interview Saturday that he could not comment further as police are waiting for the Clallam County Coroner’s Office, which now has jurisdiction over the case, to complete its investigation.

Clallam County Coroner Mark Nichols said that an autopsy will be done by the King County’s medical examiner office within the next day or so.

He expects a report in several weeks.

Sequim police were called early Friday morning to a residence on South Seventh Avenue in Sequim, where a 14-month-old girl had been found unresponsive, said the release.

Emergency medical care was provided to the child by medics from Sequim Fire District 3, but efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful, the release said, and the child was pronounced dead at about 2:20 a.m.

No names were released.

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