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Johnston authorities trying to determine how Benson baby died

Posted July 24, 2012

— Johnston County authorities said Tuesday that they are awaiting autopsy results on a 4-month-old baby who died over the weekend before proceeding with their investigation.

Jeslynn Allen was found unresponsive Saturday in the bedroom of a home on Turlington Drive outside of Benson. Paramedics took the baby to Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators are trying to determine how she died.


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  • tennesseegal6 Jul 27, 2012

    is anybody else interested in an update on this story? i know i sure am,i keep thinking about this poor baby and wondering how he/she died

  • Scubagirl Jul 24, 2012

    agreed, hoping for something other than an abuse determination.....RIP little angel and condolences to those who truly loved you.

  • tennesseegal6 Jul 24, 2012

    I agree! I certainly hope this poor baby didnt die in a neglectful way! natural causes and/or SIDS would make this a much more relieving case! praying for the family at the time of their awful loss!

  • not my real name Jul 24, 2012

    Lets just hope it wasn't due to neglict or abuse....which sadly is often the case.

  • RNmomX4 Jul 24, 2012

    I can't begin to say how my heart breaks for the family. There is no pain like that of losing a child. There is just nothing to say.