HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies on Thursday were investigating the death of a 5-month-old who police say died Wednesday afternoon at Washington County Hospital after being found in cardiac arrest at the Citicorp Family Center.
The child's death was being investigated because it was an unattended death, which means the deceased was not under the care of a doctor at the time of death, and unattended deaths are always investigated, Sheriff's Department Maj. Sam Billotti said Thursday morning.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said there was no observable cause of death, and it would conduct further testing, deputies said in a news release.
Billotti did not know what further testing would be done, he said Thursday afternoon. The medical examiner said it could take as long as 60 days to get results, Billotti said.