Police: Infant found dead in D.C. house without adults

WASHINGTON — An infant was found dead in a D.C. residence Wednesday morning and D.C. police say there was no adult supervision at the time.

A sibling found the infant unresponsive at a house on Van Buren Street in Northwest D.C. at about 7 a.m. Wednesday and called for help, police say. The child was one of six children in the house and police say it looks like there was no adult watching them.

Emergency crews transported the infant to Children’s National Medical Center, where the child died. The cause of death isn’t yet known, police say.

Five siblings — each 10 years old or younger — were found in the home and were taken into the custody of Child and Family Services. All of the children are in good health, sources tell WTOP.

An adult relative of the children has been located, D.C. police say.

D.C. Child and Family Services spokeswoman Mindy Good says the agency will have a joint investigation with police.

Stay with WTOP for updates on this developing story.

WTOP’s Michelle Basch contributed to this report.

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