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Death of 2-month-old San Jacinto boy questioned [Updated]

June 6, 2011 | 10:56 am

An autopsy was scheduled Monday for an infant boy who was rushed to a San Jacinto fire station for medical attention and later died.

Police were called to Station 78 in the 2000 block of Cottonwood Avenue around 4 a.m. Sunday after the parents of 2-month-old Stacee Carmlow White showed up seeking help, authorities said.

The infant was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries and died a short time later, said Cpl. Courtney Donohue of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

An autopsy was being performed to determine the cause of death, Donohue said.

The sheriff's spokeswoman said it was not unusual for panicked parents to seek medical help at their local fire station, especially in the middle of the night.

"It just depends on the parents and their frame of mind," Donohue said. "Some people feel it can take more time to call 911 and wait for help. It looks like they were just trying to get the baby help as soon as possible."

The infant's parents were not identified.

[Updated at 11:02 a.m.: Sheriff's officials originally identified the baby as a girl; this post was changed to reflect the new information.]

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