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Police investigate baby’s death, SIDS suspected

POLICE are investigating the death of a baby in a Tweed Heads West home on Saturday.

Tweed-Byron crime manager Brendon Cullen said the cause of death was unknown and a crime scene had been set up.

"It could be SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) related," he said.

"But that's for the coroner to determine."

The baby was three and half months old.

Inspector Cullen said a post mortem would be completed and a report sent to the coroner to determine the child's cause of death.

It is understood there were no signs of abuse.

"It's just a tragic death for everyone involved," Insp Cullen said.

According to SIDS and Kids Australia, 3500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child each year, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy, SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident.

The cause of death is usually unknown.

For more on SIDS, visit the group's website. http://www.sidsandkids.org

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