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Infant Found Dead in Alpine Had Injuries on Body: SDSO

An 18-month old baby girl found dead in a motor home in Alpine Tuesday afternoon had injuries on her body, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) confirmed.

According to SDSO, paramedics responded to a 911 call of an infant not breathing. Deputies were also called to assist paramedics around 12:05 p.m.

The baby was found inside a motor home parked on the property on the 300 block of Hunter Lane. The 21-year old mother woke up to find the baby girl not breathing, SDSO said. 

Despite life-saving efforts, the infant did not respond and was pronounced dead. She did have injuries on her body but it's unknown if they are related to her death, SDSO said.

"Based on the totality of the circumstances, we decided to take over the investigative responsibility for the case," said SDSO Lt. Kenneth Nelson.

Homicide and Child Abuse investigators are on scene, looking into the incident as a suspicious death.

Nelson says they are calling this a suspicious death until the Medical Examiner releases information on the cause of death.

The infant's mother and her boyfriend's family are cooperating with detectives, Nelson said.

Neighbors told NBC 7 that this incident was uncommon for the area, saying it was a safe neighborhood

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this breaking news story. 

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