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Albuquerque police investigate death of 11-day-old baby

January 16, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they are investigating the death of an 11-day-old infant at a detox treatment center.

Police spokesman Simon Drobik said Wednesday that the Crimes Against Children unit was investigating the baby’s death at the Metropolitan Assessment and Treatment center.

He did not provide additional details, saying an investigation is ongoing.

The investigation follows a string of other probes into child fatalities in New Mexico’s largest city in recent weeks, including the death of 1-year-old Anastazia Romero.

Police say the girl’s body was found in the backyard of an Albuquerque home after a dayslong search. Her parents face charges including child abuse resulting in death.

Police said the girl’s father had told a relative in December that she drowned in a bathtub.

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