The child died from blunt force trauma to the chest and asphyxia.
Both of the parents are being held for questioning. According to Westland Police, the parents are not under arrest and have been cooperative.
When medics carried the baby from the Westland home the 2-month-old was not breathing. It was a stomach turning site for those living nearby is what one neighbor, who did not want to be identified told 7 Action News.
“I saw the ambulance and I saw them come out with a baby with no clothes on,” she said. “And police took the mother, and they still stuck around and the police and I knew something was wrong.”
SOmeone had called police to come to the home in the Westland Meadows mobile home park around 5 am Monday. The caller said a 2-month-old had stopped breathing. EMS crews tried to resuscitate the baby, but he died later at the hospital. Police say there is evidence to believe the child’s death is suspicious.
“Ugh, you know, I just hope no one had, i just don’t see it can come out of the family, but you never know these days, it’s just sad,” said the woman.
“They were excited before they came home. You know everyone was, twins you know? What else can you expect, you’re having twins!” said the woman.
Neighbors say the boy’s twin brother was home when police came, and that the two lived here with their mother, grandma, and mom’s boyfriend.
“It’s just a shock. That little boy is going to grow up without a brother. It’s just sad, it’s very sad,” said the woman.
The baby’s twin brother and a 2-year-old sister are now with Child Protective Services.