Infant Dies Despite Help From Mayor's Security

Frantic housekeeper flags down police

By Anne Reynolds
|  Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010  |  Updated 7:47 PM EDT
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Sources: Baby Monitor Suspected in D.C. Infant's Death

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Sources: Baby Monitor Suspected in D.C. Infant's Death

Sources tell News4 investigators believe a baby monitor cord may have been involved in the death of an 10-month-old girl in northwest Washington.
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A 10-month-old girl died Tuesday night despite efforts by D.C. Fire and EMS and a member of Mayor Adrian Fenty's security detail to save her.

A housekeeper at a home on17th Street NW in the Crestwood neighborhood found the girl with something tangled around her neck Wednesday evening. She ran outside and flagged down a police officer who is assigned to Fenty's security detail. The mayor lives on the same block.

The officer radioed for help and performed CPR on the baby until paramedics arrived. Police said the child was breathing when she  was transported to a local hospital but was admitted in critical condition. The child was pronounced dead at 9:31 p.m.

Police are investigating but said no foul play is suspected. The child may have become tangled in the cord of a baby monitor that may somehow have wound up in the crib.

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