Central Bakersfield

Bakersfield police investigate 'suspicious' death of baby

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police called the death of a 1-month-old child "suspicious in nature."

Laroy Otis Kelley Jr. died Tuesday at a home on the 1300 block of M Street. Officers had been called to the house about the child not breathing.

Police didn't say why the death appears suspicious, but an investigation was launched and two other children, ages 2 and 3, were taken into protective custody.

An autopsy was performed, but the cause of death is pending toxicological studies, the coroner's office said.