UPDATE: Tyler Police release name of baby who died

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 6:33pm

TYLER — Tyler Police Investigators have released the infant’s name that passed away on Tuesday.

The infants name is Melehia Kent, a girl, born on April 19, 2011. An autopsy was conducted on Kent at Southeast Texas Forensic in Tyler. The preliminary autopsy results indicated no evident signs of foul play.

The investigation is continuing and a formal cause of death is pending receipt of further testing and evaluation.

Information from Tyler Police


TYLER- Shortly before 6:00pm on July 12, 2011, Tyler 911 received several calls from 3900 Old Bullard reporting an infant was having a medical emergency.

East Texas EMS, Tyler Fire and Tyler Police were all dispatched to the location. When EMS and Fire arrived, they discovered a 2 ½ month old female in cardiac arrest.

CPR was started and EMS transported the infant to East Texas Medical Center. The child died at the hospital shortly after arrival.

Investigators were called to the scene to begin the investigation.

The scene was processed and the detective is currently interviewing witnesses.

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Gary Alfred was called to the hospital and was asked to order an autopsy on the infant.

The name of the infant will not be released at this time.


TYLER — Tyler Police officials confirm a 2-month-old baby in Tyler has died at a local hospital.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on the 3900 block of Old Bullard Road and Brighton to a welfare concern shortly before 6 p.m. Crews tried to save her, but she died on the way to the hospital.

An autopsy will be ordered by the justice of the peace.

It is unclear at this time if the baby died of natural causes.

The death is under investigation by Tyler Police.


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