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Hutchinson County Investigating Newborn Death

Hutchinson County Captain Durk Downs Hutchinson County Captain Durk Downs
Child Protective Services Spokesman Greg Cunningham Child Protective Services Spokesman Greg Cunningham

By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

Borger, Texas - Authorities in Borger are investigating the death of a newborn baby.

Hutchinson County Captain Durk Downs says the baby girl was born sometime Thursday night, but her death was not reported until Friday evening.  Authorities are waiting for autopsy results to show them if the child was stillborn or died after she was born.

Capt. Downs says the mother, a 17 year old, brought the child from her Arroyo Verde neighborhood in the county to a friend's house on Gawain Street in Borger.  It was at that home where the 911 call was made.

Between 15 and 20 people are expected to be interviewed when all is said and done, but no arrests have been made.  Capt. Downs said there are no suspects right now pending the autopsy results.

Child Protective Services Spokesman Greg Cunningham says the department has no history with the family, but is involved in the investigation of the baby's death.

The autopsy is being conducted in Liberal, Kansas and results are expected in the next few weeks.

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