Authorities Investigate Death of Baby in Perris Apartment Complex

A death investigation is underway after the body of a baby was found in Perris on Thursday, sheriff's deputies said.

Officers with the Perris Police Department responded to reports of "suspicious circumstances" in the 900 block of D Street just after 8 a.m. and found a dead baby inside an apartment complex, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A woman and a toddler were also found inside the apartment, deputies said. The woman was detained and the toddler was placed on protective custody and will be undergoing a medical evaluation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

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