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Infant dies after co-sleeping in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities say a 10-day-old girl has died on Milwaukee's west side after co-sleeping with three other children.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office reports Tuesday that the infant's parents left the girl with her grandmother, who in turn went out with her boyfriend Sunday night.

The Journal Sentinel reports the girl's 13-year-old aunt was left to babysit. The teen went to bed with the infant and two other children around 2 a.m. Monday.

The report says that when the grandmother returned home around 4 a.m. Monday, the infant was dead. Firefighters responded but were unable to resuscitate her.

The death is at least the 10th this year of a baby who was either co-sleeping with someone or who was in an unsafe sleeping environment.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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