Death of 8-Month-Old Girl Found Unconscious in Connecticut Hotel Room Probed

Police are investigating the death of an 8-month-old girl who was found wedged between the bed and wall of a Connecticut hotel room. 

The baby girl, her parents and 2-year-old brother were staying at the Stamford Plaza Hotel on Summer Street while visiting from Ohio. On Wednesday morning, the 27-year-old mother awoke to find the baby on a pillow, unconscious and not breathing, and police were called, authorities said.

They arrived to find a hotel guest performing CPR on the child. Emergency medical personnel took over and tried to revive the baby for what police describe as "some time," before she was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Police say the mother told them the baby must have fallen off the bed at some point during the night and gotten stuck in the crevice. The baby's 25-year-old father awoke to his wife's screams. 

The couple's 2-year-old son, who had been sleeping in the same bed as the mother, was not harmed, police said. The father had been sleeping in another bed; it wasn't clear where the baby had slept. 

The medical examiner will determine the child's cause and manner of death. 

"We are exploring all avenues in this tragic situation and will have more after we receive the results of the autopsy," Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin and Lt. Diedrich Hohn said in a statement.

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