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Two parents taken into custody after baby found not breathing

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ENID, Okla. – Two parents were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a six week old baby was found not breathing.

Emergency crews were called to a home in Enid concerning a six week old female infant not breathing.

After attempting to resuscitate the baby she was transported to Bass Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:31 p.m.

Officers say the baby’s parents, Mark and Jennifer Cannon, admitted they were up drinking all night and got into an argument.

Mark Cannon said after the argument he took their one year old son and their infant daughter with him and went driving around.

When he returned home, his wife was not there.

Authorities say he then fed his daughter and put her to sleep around sunrise.

When he checked on her, he found her cold and not breathing.

Investigators believe this would be approximately six and a half hours after putting his daughter to bed. 

Jennifer Cannon arrived at the residence and spoke with investigators.

She admitted both had been up drinking all night and got into an argument.

When speaking with the infants parents, investigators say both Mark and Jennifer still appeared to be under the influence.

After viewing the baby’s body investigators discovered the infant’s health appeared neglected over a long period of time.

Investigators placed both Mark and Jennifer Cannon under arrest for Child Neglect and transported them to Garfield County Detention Center.

The infant’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City for an autopsy.

The one year old male child was taken into protective custody by the Department of Human Services.

More charges could be filed pending the autopsy report, along with any other findings that would support any additional charges.