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Death of 1-Year-Old Baby Boy Found in Taxi in the Bronx Ruled a Homicide: Police

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  • A baby boy was pronounced dead after being found in a taxi in the Bronx last December
  • Police found the 1-year-old unresponsive and unconscious. They administered CPR but were not able to bring the boy back.
  • The death of the baby has now been ruled a homicide

The death of a baby boy found in in a taxi in December has been ruled a homicide, police said Wednesday.

Officers found 1-year-old Darwin Gonzalez-Santana unconscious in a cab outside 1880 University Place in the Bronx on the morning of Dec. 17, police said.

They administered CPR on the baby and took him in their car to Saint-Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead. They said at the time there was no obvious trauma. 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was investigating the baby's death. 

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