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Baby's Death In DC Mayor Adrian Fenty's Neighborhood Under Investigation

4:09 PM, Mar 10, 2010   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Despite the best efforts of Mayor Adrian Fenty's security detail, a baby in his neighborhood, brought to them for help Tuesday night, has died.

Witnesses says a nanny ran out out of a house in the 4600 block of Argyle Terrace NW with a baby who wasn't breathing in her arms.  She took the 10-month-old to the officers watching the Mayor's house, which is just around the corner.

"The officers performed CPR to try and save the child's life, and they also called for assistance at the same time," Captain Mike Farish says.

The child was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. at the hospital, about three hours later.

Farish says they haven't ruled out foul play.

"We are keeping an open mind and investigating this case like we would any other," Farish says.

A man at the house, who identified himself as the child's dad, says he was in North Carolina when he was told to come home immediately because something had happened to his daughter.

He says the nanny told him she was doing laundry in the basement and didn't have the baby monitor with her, and when she came back upstairs the little girl wasn't breathing.

The Medical Examiner's Office is doing an autopsy. So far, no charges have been filed.

Written by Audrey Barnes
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

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