UPDATE: Infant Death Appears Accidental

The Cook County Medical Examiner has performed an autopsy on a two-month-old Chicago Heights infant, who died Sunday.

Article updated at 5:17 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. 

An autopsy has revealed new information about a two-month-old girl that died Sunday after being found unresponsive at her Chicago Heights home.

The cause of Danae Billups' death appears to be suffocation and the death appears to be accidental, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office determined Monday, pending further tests.  

Chicago Heights Fire Department paramedics attempted to render aid at the home before transporting Billups to St. James Hospital, according to police. She was pronounced dead on arrival at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights just after noon on Sunday, according to the report.

The child's mother was under investigation for neglect by the state Department of Children and Family Services as of Sunday. A DCFS spokesman said the department has never contacted the family before.

Patch will update the story as new information becomes available.

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Elmo January 14, 2013 at 05:06 PM
sick sick people in this world. That poor baby. If you dont want to jave children keep your damn legs closed or give the child up for adoption. This makes me absolutely sick.
ReGina McElroy January 14, 2013 at 11:56 PM
People should refrain from passing judgment until they have all the facts.
Fed UP January 15, 2013 at 04:35 PM
I swore it said it appears to be accidental and not homicide. Some parents don't realize the dangers of keeping stuffed animals or heavy blankets in cribs and this unfortunately could be the result of it.
jaja January 16, 2013 at 05:34 AM
This was accidental so MFA`S dat knw all dat MF`in info culd stfu if u dnt knw da fam dnt pass judgment nd if ppl wanna have kids dey can Weneva dey want if dey grown gtfo


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