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Infant girl found dead in East Huntingdon under ‘suspicious’ circumstances

Rich Cholodofsky
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State police are investigating the “suspicious” death of an infant girl Saturday night at an East Huntingdon housing complex.

Officials said police responded to a housing complex at Gurley Drive and found an unresponsive child. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police spokesman Steve Limani said the infant girl appeared to be about 1-year-old and that her death was suspicious.

“It seems to be abnormal,” Limani said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday morning.

Police did not release any additional details but confirmed that an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact the state police at 724-832-3288.

Related case?

And in what may be a related investigation, state police announced they are seeking Connellsville man who may be traveling with two juveniles.

Derek Anthony Bass, 29, is wanted on theft allegations. Police said Bass, also known as “Hector” is about 300 pounds and has reddish hair.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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