Bangor police investigating child’s death

Posted Dec. 30, 2011, at 5:03 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 30, 2011, at 5:36 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police are investigating the death of a local child.

The death occurred Friday at a residence on Allen Street, where police spent Friday morning and afternoon gathering evidence.

Though little information about the death, including the child’s name and age, was released Friday, Bangor police Lt. Tim Reid said the death is not considered suspicious at this point.

Reid said state law requires that investigations and autopsies be performed in cases involving the death of children under the age of 3. City police are conducting the investigation, and the state medical examiner is schedule to conduct an autopsy on Saturday.

After police have conferred with the medical examiner, they will determine whether additional investigation is warranted, he said.

Reid declined to say whether the child had a known medical condition. He said it was not immediately clear whether the residence at which the death occurred is a single-familiy home or divided into apartments.