Incident at 9002 Sterlingshire #904
October 28, 2006 -- Houston
police are awaiting autopsy results on a baby girl found unresponsive
at 9002 Sterlingshire #904 about 5:55 a.m. today (Oct. 28).
The baby, Maryain Polk, three months old, was
pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.W. Belk and
Officer M.J. Miller reported:
The baby was placed in her parents' bed about
11:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 27) and they slept next to her. The
mother woke up in the early morning hours and found the baby face
down in a pillow and cold to the touch. Houston Fire Department
paramedics were called and pronounced the baby dead.
There were neither signs of obvious abuse or
trauma to the baby nor signs of neglect in the apartment.
The investigation is continuing, pending results
of the autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a