Police Investigate Death Of Six-Month-Old Boy

By Syreeta Baker

July 15, 2010 Updated Feb 13, 2008 at 5:21 PM CDT

Peoria Police are investigating the death of a baby boy who was found strapped inside a car seat at a Peoria home Tuesday afternoon.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says five-month old Benjamin Sargent was discovered dead inside his home at 3012 West Proctor.

Peoria police say 23-year-old James Sargent, the baby's father, called 9-1-1-yesterday afternoon.

When authorities arrived at the house they found the baby lying unresponsive inside a car seat in the crib of a bedroom.

Ingersoll calls the death suspicious.

Peoria Police have interviewed the baby's parents 21-year old Tracy Herman and James Sargent, but no arrests have been made.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.