The death of a 4-month-old boy in September has been ruled a homicide and coroner's officials said he died by smothering. 

Landon Helmick was found unresponsive Sept. 30 in the 1900 block of South J Street, according to a coroner's release. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Sheriff's detectives said a person of interest has been identified and interviewed, and the investigation is ongoing. The person was not named.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110 or Secret Witness at 322-4040. 

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