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Another baby dies at Fort Bragg

Posted March 9, 2011 3:21 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2011 5:04 p.m. EST

— Fort Bragg officials said Wednesday that they are investigating the unexplained death of another baby that occurred on post last month.

Officials said the latest death happened Feb. 24, but they did not release the name or age of the infant. The results of an initial autopsy are being reviewed by medical authorities.

Eleven children, ages 8 months to 2 years, have died in military housing on Fort Bragg since 2007, including one house where two infants died within three months.

Investigators, including a team with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, have been unable to find a link in the deaths or a cause.

The Army is investigating this death independently of the cases, said Ben Abel, public affairs officer for the post.


“The sad reality is that sometimes we have unfortunate deaths that we can't explain," he said.

In a statement on the child's death, Chris Grey of the Army's Criminal Investigative Command said, "At this time we have no information or evidence to link this death to any other infant deaths, nor do we have any information or evidence that the other deaths under review are linked to any environmental cause."