Alton police are investigating the death of an infant. Police were called to the 100 block of Tara Court at about 9:30 this morning. Police believe the death of the 8-month-old girl to be accidental.
There were eight other children at the babysitter's home ranging from 9 months to 17 years of age. None of the other children were harmed or appeared to be in any kind of danger according to officers on the scene. An autopsy performed this (Friday) afternoon showed no signs of trauma to the child. No charges are expected as a result of this incident.