AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is investigating the suspicious death of a child at the Villas at Mueller, a small apartment complex in east Austin.
APD says the first call came in at 11:46 a.m. Friday. The police department, EMS and the fire department showed up and gave the child CPR, a police official said. That child died.
The police department first tweeted about the death just after 2:30 p.m. at the 6100 block of Manor Rd. Investigators are still on scene as of around 4 p.m. Friday.
“The child was not alone,” corporal Jermaine Kilgore, said during a news briefing. “The child was with family, and the call was for us to come out here and check welfare. The child was in distress.”
We asked police how old the child was and what exactly prompted the welfare check call, APD says the welfare call came from the apartment complex, but would not provide any additional details, citing the ongoing investigation.
This is an isolated incident, APD said.
This is a developing story.