No Autopsy Results for Weeks on 'Suspicious' Infant Death
by Beverly Corbell
Oct 15, 2010 | 1455 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MONTROSE — The results of an autopsy on a 4-month-old baby boy will not be in for weeks, according to authorities.

An employee at the Adams County coroner’s office, which is conducting the autopsy, said final results probably wouldn’t be available for six to eight weeks, because forensic investigations into infant deaths required more specialized and lengthy testing. No preliminary autopsy reports will be released by Adams County.

Cmdr. Gene Lillard of the Montrose police confirmed the timeline, and said results probably won’t be released back to Montrose County until some time in November.

“We’re not going to have any information for quite awhile because things are tied up in Denver,” he said. “They have a neuropathologist doing some analysis on the autopsy. We just don’t have anything right now.”

Dr. Thomas Canfield, Montrose County coroner, was out of the office Friday and could not be reached for comment.

Canfield issued a news release last week that the 4-month-old boy, Angel Nieto, had died and that his death was “considered suspicious.”

Lillard, however, said the baby’s death is not being investigated as a homicide at this time.

The baby was brought by ambulance to the Montrose hospital emergency room on Thursday, Oct. 7. He was then flown to Children’s Hospital in Denver, but despite treatment in intensive care, he was declared dead at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Montrose police and the Montrose County coroner’s office are investigating the death

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