Police await autopsy report on 2-month-old

March 10, 1997

State police are awaiting an autopsy report to determine what caused the death of a 2-month-old girl who was found Thursday face down, not breathing in a crib at the Westminster home of a licensed day care provider.

Attempts to revive the child failed and Sarah E. Linton was pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital at 6: 07 p.m., a hospital spokesman said.

The private day care provider in the 1700 block of Guadelupe Drive told police the baby was placed in a crib for an afternoon nap, as usual, and found about 5 p.m.

Investigators from the Child Abuse Sexual Assault (CASA) unit at the Westminster barracks of Maryland State Police said no signs of physical injury were found.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester assisted Westminster at 5: 20 p.m. Thursday, responding to a building fire in the 100 block of E. Green St. Units were out one hour and 20 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 1: 20 p.m. Thursday for a fallen utility pole in the 1200 block of Random Ridge Road. Units were out one hour.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Spalding Court told police Feb. 28 that someone broke into his home, causing damage, but did not steal any property. Damage was estimated at $350.

Westminster: A resident of Martis Hill Road told police March 2 that someone broke the windshield on his vehicle while it was parked at Cranberry Mall. Damage was estimated at $250.

Pub Date: 3/10/97

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