St. Louis police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of 9-month-old

ST. LOUIS - Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the suspicious death of a 9-month-old girl.

According to a police report, officers received a call for help from the 3900 block of Alexander, located in the Dutchtown neighborhood.

Once there, they found the girl not breathing. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Concerned neighbors said they saw about three police cars in front of a duplex on their street, where a man lives, but they didn’t know of a baby living in the house.

The Homicide Division and Child Abuse Unit responded and the Child Abuse Unit is handling the investigation.