November 28, 2014

Iowa City police investigating “suspicious” death of 20-month-old

Iowa City police are investigating the death of a young child they say is suspicious. Police received 9-1-1 call Monday just after noon to an apartment where there was a report of a baby having difficulty breathing.

The child, identified as 20-month old Marcus Balderas, was taken to University Hospitals where he was pronounced dead. Police say a preliminary autopsy has been conducted, but the results are not yet available and cause of death has not been confirmed.