Five-month-old boy dies after co-sleeping with mother

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death of a five-month-old boy who was co-sleeping with his mother at a home on the city's north side.

The medical examiner's report says the infant was brought to St. Joseph's Hospital emergency room just before 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 1st. The report indicates the "mother brought the baby to the hospital after finding him unresponsive in bed with her." The two were co-sleeping in a queen-sized bed.

The child was pronounced dead by hospital officials around 4:15 p.m. An autopsy was performed and no trauma was noted.  The cause of death is pending further toxicology.

This is the 16th unsafe sleep environment death in Milwaukee for 2013.

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