Incident at 11215 Sagewind
April 28, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the death of an infant found not breathing at
11215 Sagewind about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 27).
The victim is identified as Joshua Jamison, six
months old, of 11910 Fossil Rock Lane. There were no visible wounds
to Joshua and the Harris County Medical Examiner's office is conducting
an autopsy to determine his cause of death.
HPD Homicide Division Officer J.C. Bonaby III
Joshua and his 22-month-old brother were at a
licensed home daycare whose provider fed Joshua about 8 a.m. and
placed him in a baby bed between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The daycare provider
checked on Joshua from time to time and about 11:30 a.m. found
Joshua lying face down in the bed. When the provider attempted
to wake Joshua, he was unresponsive. The provider then called
911 and performed CPR on Joshua while talking to the 911 operator.
During this time, paramedics arrived and checked the baby's vital
signs and immediately transported him to Memorial Hermann Southeast
Hospital in critical condition.
Doctors attempted to revive the baby, but were
unsuccessful. Joshua was pronounced dead about 12:45 p.m. There
were no visible signs of child abuse or foul play and Joshua appeared
to have been well nourished, had a clean, healthy appearance and
showed no signs of neglect. The case remains under investigation
pending results of the autopsy.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.