The death of a 4-month old child in East Alton is being considered an accident at this time by local law enforcement. Authorities were called to a mobile home on Cooper Street just before 8:30am yesterday where Kiley K. Burford was reportedly found unresponsive.
According to a statement from the Madison County Coroner's office, Burford was discovered in an adult bed with a memory-foam pillow over her face. The pillow had originally been propped on its edge and appears to have fallen onto its flat surface onto the child, according to information provided by the coroner's office. East Alton Police Detective Sergeant Christian Cranmer:
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Cranmer says at this time he does not expect any charges to be filed, noting that it's always hard to say what could happen in the future.