4-month-old baby drowns in bathtub in Chicago

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
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A 4-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub in Stoney Island Park after police said the mother was giving the baby a bath and fell asleep.

CHICAGO -- A 4-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub in Chicago's Avalon Park Friday night after police said the mother fell asleep while giving the baby a bath.

The baby was discovered in the water in a home in the 8500-block of South Jeffery Avenue. The mother told officers she was giving a child a bath shortly before 11 p.m. and when she woke up an hour later, she found the baby drowned in the water.

The boy was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The boy has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Omar H. Annabi.

Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner are investigating.

The Department of Child and Family Services is investigating and said they had no prior involvement with the family.