Fort Bragg Probes Sudden Infant Deaths

10 babies have died at base since 2007
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2010 1:45 AM CDT
Fort Bragg Probes 10 Infant Deaths
An officer's wife and daughter walk home from school past base housing in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.    (Getty Images)

Ten babies under the age of eight months have died suddenly in military housing at Fort Bragg since early 2007, and investigators haven't been able to figure out why. Officials don't suspect foul play, but are looking into environmental conditions, structural factors and hazardous materials as possible causes, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Two infant cousins died in the same house during a three-month span, and a third unrelated infant from that house died while at a babysitter's in nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina. Investigators have found no common link—other than location—between the deaths, all of which they believe can be attributed to sudden infant death syndrome.
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