Police investigating baby’s death at Richland apartments

Police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby in Richland.

Officers were called to the Regency Park Apartments on Queensgate Drive shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday after the child was rushed to Kadlec Regional Medical Center, where he died.

The boy’s parents reportedly were not home, though Richland police would not confirm that nor would they say who was caring for the child at the time.

Richland police Sgt. Drew Florence said no arrests are expected in the near future.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning, said Benton County Coroner Bill Leach.

A GoFundMe account was created for the baby’s family to raise money for the boy’s funeral. A family member posted that the baby’s sudden and tragic death was devastating.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.