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Death of Infant Sparks Investigation

Death of Infant Sparks Investigation

Posted - Feb. 26, 2004 at 7:28 a.m.



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EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) -- Police and state officials are investigating the death of a 7-month old girl.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office said the girl, Kinlie Norton, had been in the care of a 13-year-old girl baby-sitter at a relative's home. When her parents picked her up on Jan. 31, Kinlie was unconscious and had difficulty breathing.

The baby was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital, where she died the next day.

Police the child's injuries could have been caused by shaking, but they are awaiting autopsy results.

Circumstances surrounding the death "are just unusual enough to cause us some concern," said Utah County sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon.

The Division of Child and Family Services also is investigating, spokeswoman Carol Sisco said,

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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