- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - Baker County authorities are investigating the death of a 5-week-old boy who died of asphyxiation caused by co-sleeping.

The Baker City Herald reports (https://is.gd/WLeOv4 ) the baby had been sleeping with his mother when he died last weekend. The baby’s father was also home at the time.

District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff said in a press release that an autopsy was conducted Monday in Portland.

Shirtcliff said he and his staff helped establish a Cribs for Kids program in Baker County after three babies died of “positional asphyxiation” linked to co-sleeping in 2009 and another two died last year.

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Information from: Baker City Herald, https://www.bakercityherald.com/

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