IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A 5-month-old baby died in Iredell County Sunday, prompting an investigation into the infant’s death.
Deputies say they were called to a home on Old Mountain Road in Statesville Sunday regarding a baby in respiratory distress. Emergency personnel pronounced the 5-month-old dead on scene.
“Persons of interest in the case were located and interviews were conducted,” deputies say. Officers seized items from the home after obtaining a search warrant.
The preliminary finding from the autopsy pointed to the cause of death as environmental hyperthermia. Officials say the child’s mother, Madison Cassidy Moore, made statements about leaving her child in a car seat inside the car for several hours on Sunday.
Moore was arrested April 29 and charged with involuntary manslaughter.
She was given a $75,000 bond.