An autopsy has ruled out foul play in this week’s death of a Des Moines infant. Caretakers say they found the three-month-old boy on his stomach in a crib at an in-home day care Monday in Des Moines — and he wasn’t breathing. Paramedics were called who couldn’t revive the child, Connor Collins. After an autopsy, the Polk County medical examiner says the boy was victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Police say there was no sign of abuse or wrongdoing. A study published last month involving research at the University of Iowa and elsewhere found if a baby buries his or her face in porous material that will trap exhalations, carbon dioxide buildup becomes significant in a short time and the baby suffocates. It’s estimated about two or three newborns out of every one-thousand in Iowa die from SIDS.
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