Officials: Baby’s death in Waterville homeless shelter was not criminal

Posted Feb. 07, 2012, at 6:22 a.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Investigators have determined that there was no foul play involved in the death a 12-week-old baby boy at a Waterville homeless shelter last year.

The state medical examiner described Trenton Oakes’ death as unexpected death in infancy.

Police say as a result of the report, they are closing their investigation because there was no criminal activity involved.

A spokesman for the medical examiner tells the Morning Sentinel that when the manner of death is undetermined, that generally means the cause was natural as opposed to mechanical, such as from rolling over.

Police responded to the shelter last May for reports of a baby who had stopped breathing.

The baby’s parents were informed of the report on Monday.

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