Death of infant in Aliquippa remains a mystery

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What exactly caused the death of an infant who was found not breathing Saturday evening at an apartment complex in Beaver County remains unclear.

Teri Tatalovich-Rossi, the Beaver County coroner, today said the autopsy that was conducted on Dekhi Hill, age two-months-and-three-weeks, was inconclusive.

“We have no cause or manner of death yet," Ms. Tatalovich-Rossi said. ”The case is pending." She said there was "nothing overt that we could see that would explain what happened."

Asked whether the death could have been a result of what has been commonly known as "crib death" or "sudden infant death syndrome" -- now called "sudden unexplained infant death," Ms. Tatalovich-Rossi said it's too soon to tell.

The baby, identified as the son of Dejuan Hill and Takeisha Jones, was found not breathing Saturday evening in the Hyman Heights apartment complex in Aliquippa. The child was pronounced dead at Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center.

Aliquippa police Chief Joseph Percivalle said this afternoon that no charges have been filed in the case. 


Karen Kane: kkane@post-gazette.com or at 724-772-9180. First Published July 13, 2014 12:00 AM


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