Baby Dies at Garden Spires Housing Complex in Newark

Police in Newark are investigating the death of a baby at an apartment complex in Newark's North Ward Saturday morning.

According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of a sick person at an apartment at 195 1st Street around 1:47 a.m.

Units arrived and found an unconscious and unresponsive baby around the age of four months.

Life-saving techniques were administered to the child before being rushed to University Hospital.

The child was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not announced a homicide investigation at this time.

The cause of the baby's death has not been released.