OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. – The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the young boy who died at Sacred Heart on Tuesday after being found not breathing at home.
Officials identified the child as 24-days-old Quentin David Warren. His cause of death was listed as pending meaning the medical examiner is waiting until more lab results are complete to list an official cause.
Deputies said emergency responders were called for a three-week-old baby not breathing at a home near East Wellesley Avenue and North Campbell Road on Monday morning. Court documents state fire officials requested deputies due to “questionable circumstances” at the home.
The parents of the child are being investigated for homicide and criminal mistreatment of a child in the first degree. No charges have been filed at this time, and no one has been arrested.
According to documents, a deputy found the child’s mother, Melissa McCormick, sitting on the front porch of the trailer home holding a baby. Nearby, deputies noted the child’s father, Sean Warren, and a juvenile male.
The deputy asked McCormick if anyone had started CPR on the infant. According to documents, McCormick responded by saying, “No he’s gone, he hit his head. I told him I wanted to take the baby with me.”
The deputy began CPR and life saving measures on the infant. He indicated he did not note any injury but was focused on CPR.
Documents state McCormick made a statement to deputies that the baby had a “lump” on his head. McCormick said they had been drinking at a friend’s house the night before and returned home around 10:30 p.m.
McCormick told authorities that Warren had slept in the reclining chair in the living room and she had slept on the couch. She said she did not know where the baby slept that night.
The 11-year-old indicated that when he went to bed at 11:00 p.m., the infant was in the car seat in the house.
According to documents, McCormick said when she awoke she did not know the baby’s location and awoke Warren who was sleeping in the recliner. McCormick said Warren told her he did not know the baby’s location either.
Documents state McCormick said she found the infant face down under the recliner.