Infant’s death at daycare facility prompts investigation

An investigation is underway following the death of an infant at a Brandon daycare facility. 

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, the baby boy was found unresponsive at the Crossgates Methodist Children’s Center around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The child died after being rushed to a local hospital. As for a cause of death, the MSDH stated that the Brandon Police Department is handling the investigation but no details were available at this time. MSDH officials said that they could not share the age of the child.

When the baby was found, there were two other infants in the room. Both were unharmed. The MSDH said that the daycare facility is “heartbroken” and are cooperating with the investigation.

The MSDH has suspended the license of the facility in regards to infant care – children under 1 year of age.