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Police Called to Forest Hills Apartment Where 6-month-old is Pronounced Dead

Feb. 15, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

Police are investigating the death of a Forest Hills baby who was declared dead at North Shore University Hospital last night.

Police received a 911 call to the home of Josephina Kalekhman, a six-month-old girl, at 76-35 113 St at 11:08 p.m. Thursday night.

Police say that Josephina’s mother thought her child was sound asleep in the bedroom they shared. However, when she entered her room she found Josephina unconscious and wedged between her own adult bed and the baby’s crib.

The mother told police that Josephina wasn’t breathing when she found her, then called 911 and attempted to perform CPR.

EMS arrived and transported the baby to North Shore University hospital where she was declared deceased.

Police said that there were no obvious signs of trauma.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is still ongoing.

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