SHERIFF: Autopsy Shows No Trauma In Baby's Death

Authorities say an autopsy did not find any trauma on a baby who was found dead Thursday in Pitt County.

Sheriff Mac Manning says a bump on DeMarion Butler's head was actually an abnormality, not a contusion or injury. Manning says the cause of death is still pending, and that they are awaiting toxicology tests on the baby.

Butler, who was just shy of being two months old, died at D&N Edwards Estates off Highway 33.

Parents called 911 around 2:30 p.m. reporting that the baby was not breathing.

The Medical Examiner's Office says no additional details on the autopsy will be released today.


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Pitt County deputies are investigating the death of a baby.

Authorities say parents of the baby, who is almost two months old, called 911 Thursday afternoon. They live in a mobile home at D & N Edwards Estates off Highway 33.

Lt. Karen Kilpatrick says the infant had a lump on its head, and they are not sure yet whether that head injury was intentional or not. Kilpatrick says they are certain that the baby's death was not caused by SIDS.

The Sheriff's Office says an autopsy should determine how the baby died. That autopsy could take place on Friday.


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