Death of baby in south KC considered suspicious

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Officers were called to a home in south Kansas City late Thursday night to investigate the death of a baby.

The home is in the 6900 block of E. 116th Street, which is near I-49 and Blue Ridge Blvd.

EMS crews were on scene when police arrived. EMS crews were treating the baby for cardiac arrest.

Police said the baby was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Kansas City's police chief tweeted about police activity in the area early Friday morning.

Police said they are calling the death suspicious.

Police said they can't confirm foul play because the child died of cardiac arrest, and they are waiting in the medical examiner's report to move forward.


One person, who has not been identified by police, has been taken into custody on an investigative hold for questioning.

The death of the baby wasn't the first time authorities responded to the residence. Jaquan Seaton,19, was arrested at the same apartment Thursday afternoon.

Police said they were called for a fight. Neighbors said it was a man and a woman, and the fight spilled out into the hallway and down the stairs.

According to police, the people involved told them the fight was just a ruse to have the police called because the people in that apartment knew Seaton had a felony warrant out for a probation violation.

In 2012, Seaton was charged with robbery in Jackson County.  He was not involved in the fight and was in jail when police were back at the apartment nine hours later for the child in distress.

FOX 4 will update this story, as new information comes in about the child.