Police investigating death of six-week-old baby

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police are investigating the death of a six-week old baby in Amherst.

Amherst police tell News 4 the infant was found late Saturday night at an apartment complex on Sweet Home Road.

Twin City ambulance responded to a call of cardiac arrest at the Lockwood Villas apartments right at Dodge and Sweet Home Roads.

The apartment complex is right next to Heritage Heights Elementary School.

Twin City dispatched two ambulances to the apartment. The child was taken to DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonwanda where it was pronounced dead.

Police say the mom was distraught apparently over the loss of her baby, and was transported to the Erie County Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

Detectives are continuing their investigation.

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