Death of 4-month-old ruled homicide after high levels of Benadryl found in infant’s system

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A tragic death at a daycare is now being labeled a homicide, and is the third such police investigation in the last week.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The death of a 4-month-old baby at an unlicensed home day care in Connecticut has been ruled a homicide after toxicology reports found high levels of Benadryl in the infant’s system.

Police in Fairfield say they’re investigating the March 22 death of Adam Seagull.

The woman who runs the day care called police after she couldn’t wake Seagull from his nap, News 12 Connecticut reports.

His death was initially ruled an accident from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Deputy Police Chief Chris Lyddy says there had been no signs of trauma and the baby had not been sick.

However, an autopsy concluded the baby died from acute diphenhydramine intoxication.

At this time, no criminal charges have been filed. Lyddy says the investigation is ongoing.


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