Cause Of Newborn’s Death Undetermined After Autopsy

November 6, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — The cause and manner of death of a newborn baby girl remained undetermined following an autopsy Monday afternoon. State police are investigating the death of the day-old girl who died Friday afternoon at 499 state Route 239 in Shickshinny. Forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross performed an autopsy on the child Monday afternoon, but the cause and manner of death was not determined, Luzerne County Coroner Bill Lisman said. Ross needed to perform additional medical tests on the baby, and state troopers were continuing to conduct interviews, he said. Police said after giving birth to the child Friday afternoon, the girl’s mother was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital from an address in Wilkes-Barre. Doctors there then learned she had recently given birth. The girl, who did not have a name, was later found deceased at the Shickshinny residence. — JAMES HALPIN

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