TRAGEDY IN NORWALK: Police investigate death of baby boy found unresponsive

Norwalk police continue to investigate the death of a baby boy. Police say a family member called 9-1-1 around 2:15 p.m. Sunday to report the infant was unresponsive. Officers rushed to the home in South Norwalk where they soon were joined by the fire department.
“Both police and firefighters provided lifesaving rescue efforts, and then as soon as the Norwalk EMS arrived, care was transferred to Norwalk EMS. They transported the child to the hospital,” said Lt. Joseph Dinho.

Dinho said despite tremendous efforts, the infant didn't survive.
“Our heart goes out to the friends and family of the child in this horrific tragedy,” Dinho said.

Police automatically launched an investigation as is standard procedure in this type of situation. Dinho couldn’t give additional details, including why the child died, because of the investigation but told News 12 it didn’t automatically mean anything criminal was suspected. Dinho said a lot of cases end up being accidents or SIDS, all fully investigated.

“It doesn't make it any less tragic. It's still horrible,” Dinho added.

In the wake of this, police want to remind anyone impacted by this loss, or any other, that grief counseling and support services are available through the city and its community partners:
  • The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwest Connecticut – online at, 203-847-1187.
  • Norwalk Community Services (City Hall) 203-854-7999
  • United Way 2-1-1