SIOUX CITY | The death of a 2-month old girl is under investigation by the Storm Lake Police Department.
The infant was brought by her parents to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center emergency room just before noon Saturday, police said in a news release Monday. After arriving at the hospital, police determined the girl was dead.
The child was brought to the hospital from a residence, so later Saturday a search of a residence in the 1100 block of Ontario Street was conducted after a warrant had been obtained.
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The cause of the child’s death is unknown. An autopsy was to be performed Monday at the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, Iowa.
The identity of the child and her family are being withheld pending the outcome of an investigation. The police department is being assisted by the Buena Vista County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office.