MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 30-year-old woman was arrested Monday after a 16-day old baby was found dead at a Brooklyn Park apartment complex, according to police.

Brooklyn Park police responded at about 4:11 p.m. Monday to the Willows Apartment Complex on a report of a medical situation. When officers arrived, they located a 16-day old baby unconscious. The baby’s mother told police she was dead.

melissa hicks baby death Police: Baby Found Dead In Brooklyn Park, Mother Arrested

(credit: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

First responders made resuscitation attempts for about 40 minutes, but the infant was pronounced dead.

The baby’s mother, identified as 30-year-old Melissa Anastaisa Hicks, was arrested for child endangerment. The incident remains under investigation.


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