Monday, January 30, 2012

The Investigation

With every death of a child, there is an investigation by Child Protective Services. A CPS worker and a detective interviewed me at the hospital, and the District Attorneys office and sheriffs department were conducting an investigation and searching my house. They removed the crib from the house.

An autopsy was conducted at Lourdes, cause of death was determined to be by asphyxiation in a defective drop side crib. The investigation was closed.

The death of a child causes a tremendous amount of guilt and shame. Although I tried not to worry about the investigation, it was never far from my mind.