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December 26, 2008
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Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Investigation Begins in Death of Newborn

Lincoln Police are investigating the death of a five-week old newborn. At 7:20am, Lincoln Police were called to a home in the 2600 block of K Street. The baby was transported to Bryan LGH West, where he was pronounced deceased. At this time, the death appears to be a homicide. The autopsy is scheduled for later this afternoon. The cause of death will be released once the results of the autopsy are received.

The suspect, the baby's twenty-two year old father, is in custody. He has been lodged at the Lancaster County Jail for Felony Child Abuse Resulting in Death, a Class 1B Felony. Investigators are still conducting interviews and processing the scene. The names of the suspect and victim are not being released.

This is the fourth homicide investigated by Lincoln Police in 2008.

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