Infant Dies Despite Help From Mayor's Security

Frantic housekeeper flags down police

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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.

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    [DC] 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.

    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.