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      Deputies await autopsy for Presque Isle County baby death

      Investigators have revealed new information about the death of a three - week - old boy in Presque Isle County.

      Investigators have revealed new information about the death of a three - week - old boy in Presque Isle County.

      De puties are still awaiting the results of the autopsy , but say they don't think this was an accident.

      T he investigation began Thursday after first responders were called to a home on the Lake May Road in Hawks.

      "T he call was that the baby was turning blue and cannot breathe," Sheriff Robert Paschke said.

      W hen they arrived , the child was in bad condition. D eputies say the baby was at home with his mother and her boyfriend at the time of the incident.

      "T he ambulance personnel perform ed CPR and then transported the child to Alpena," Paschke said.

      T hen they flew Ashton to Covenant Hospital in Saginaw where he was put on life support with head and internal injuries. He died on Saturday.

      "O nce we decide how the baby did die it'll give us a better indication on which way to go ," Paschke said.

      D octors at the hospital told investigators that the injuries were not an accident , but the Sheriff is waiting for autopsy reports before he takes any legal action.

      "H opefully it is going to show us how the infant died and then we can piece together interviews and hopefully get a timeline on this and go from there," Paschke said.

      B ut he says this case draws many red flags due to the rare nature of the incident.

      "I t's just not normal dealing with a three-week - old child passing away ," Paschke said.

      A funeral for Ashton is scheduled for April 12th at the Beck Funeral Home in Rogers City.