Baby, found not breathing, dies Police await autopsy on girl.

March 18, 1992

City police today were awaiting an autopsy on the body of a 1-year-old baby who was found unconscious and not breathing in her East Baltimore home.

Shanikqua Johnson, of the 800 block of McKim St., was pronounced dead on arrival at Johns Hopkins Hospital shortly after 2 a.m., Homicide Detective Michael Crutchfield said.

City paramedics called to the house by the child's mother, Cheryl Smith, 22, found the infant in a bed.

The medics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation while they transported the infant to the hospital. She never responded, they reported.

No suspicious marks were found on the infant's body, the police said.

Police listed the death as questionable pending the results of the autopsy.

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