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Chicago-area police probe infant’s death from head trauma

September 6, 2022 GMT

MONEE, Ill. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of an infant who succumbed to head trauma after his parents stopped at a suburban Chicago truck stop.

The 2-month-old boy’s parents told officers that their son stopped breathing on Aug. 31 as they were sleeping in a semitrailer at the Petro Truck Stop in south suburban Monee, police said.

The child, Sevyn Simmons, died Sept. 2 at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

An autopsy found that the child died of head trauma, and his death was ruled a homicide, police said.

The child’s parents told officers the baby had not been ill, and they did not know why he quit breathing, police said.

Monee police and the Will County states attorney’s office are investigating the death, police said.