The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an infant in Buttonwillow.

The department said that at around 6 p.m. on Jan. 19, deputies from the Buttonwillow substation were sent to the 400 block of Buttonwillow Avenue after getting a report of an infant not breathing. The baby was taken to Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield but died a short time later.

KCSO detectives are investigating the death to see if there was any foul play. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the department at 861-3110.

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