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2 arrested in death of 4-month-old boy at Utah motel

By Ashley Imlay, KSL and Andrew Adams, KSL TV, KSL | Updated - Jan 25th, 2019 @ 8:48pm | Posted - Jan 25th, 2019 @ 2:46pm


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MIDVALE — A man and woman were arrested Friday for investigation of child neglect homicide after police say a baby died at a Midvale motel.

About 1:30 p.m., police were already at the Motel 6, 7263 S. 440 West, on another call when a staff member told them a 911 call was coming from another motel room.

When officers went to room 113, they found a 4-month-old baby boy unresponsive on the bed.

Police and firefighters tried to revive the baby but were unsuccessful, Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray said.

Police are calling the death suspicious.

"Anytime a 4-month-old dies for an unexplained reason, we have to look into it and we always treat it as if it were a suspicious death so we can determine exactly what happened," Gray said.

The boy's parents and a sibling were in the room at the time of the baby's death, and the father called 911, according to police.

Jose Ramirez, 21, and Jessica Lujan, 20, were arrested later Friday evening for investigation of child neglect homicide, Unified police said.

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