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Couple find 2-month-old unresponsive; Autopsy requested in infant's death

Published: 9:44 AM, 09/05/2013 Last updated: 9:45 AM, 09/05/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-An "unresponsive" two-month-old infant was allegedly found lying on his belly with his face down in a bed sheet on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6 a.m., and then transported to Newport Medical Center, where he was confirmed dead, the Cocke County Sheriff's Office reported.

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Ball said officers were dispatched to 125 Outback Road, in Cosby, where they found First Call ambulance service had Dalton Keisling, two months old, in the back of the ambulance, with CPR being administered.

The ambulance transported Keisling to NMC, the report stated.

The mother, Cara McCarty, said Keisling was sleeping in the bed between her and David Keisling when, around 6 a.m., McCarty woke up and noticed the infant was lying on his belly with his face down in the sheet, Ball stated in his report.

The mother said she picked the infant up, but he didn't move or make any noise like he normally did, according to Ball's report.

McCarty said she knew that something was wrong, so she started giving the infant mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and 911 was called.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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