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Babies Death Sparks Criminal Investigation

A three-month-old South Roxana baby is dead after her father allegedly rolled over and smothered her.  Police Lieutenant Bob Coles says they've launched a criminal investigation into the incident but he's being mum on the details.

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The coroner's office report says the child's parents were sleeping, but when the mother woke up she found her daughter unresponsive and underneath the father.  The child was pronounced dead at Alton Memorial Hospital.  There is no indication at this point if drugs or alcohol were involved in the child's death.

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