Infant boy found dead in Chester, coroner says; police called to investigate

A baby boy was found dead in Chester Friday morning, officials said.

The 5-month-old infant was pronounced dead around 8 a.m., said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.

The child was found at home on Deaver Street in Chester, Tinker said.

The Chester Police Department, State Law Enforcement Division and the coroner’s office are investigating, Tinker said.

Under state law, SLED investigates all deaths of children younger than age 18 in South Carolina.

No other information has been released.

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