Police: Infant’s death not considered ‘suspicious’

Officials still investigating incident

Photo by JEFFREY HASTINGS Older vehicles and others covered by tarps sit outside 39 Burnside St. in Nashua, where police responded Saturday morning for a report of an unresponsive child. The child, believed to be 7 months old, died at a local hospital.

NASHUA – The circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-month-old child at a North End residence Saturday morning remain under investigation, but police don’t believe foul play was involved.

“The death is not considered suspicious,” Sgt. Brian Trefry said Sunday. He said police and emergency medical personnel were called to 39 Burnside St. at 9:15 a.m. for what he termed a “medical call” involving an unresponsive child.

It’s not clear if the child is male or female. Paramedics attempted to revive the child then rushed him or her to a local hospital, where he or she was pronounced deceased a short time later, Trefry said.

He didn’t provide the names of the occupants of 39 Burnside St., which appears to be a raised ranch style home on the east side of Burnside Street about halfway between Watson and Cox streets.

City property tax records list the owner as Chim Tep, but whether he is the occupant is not known. On Saturday, several older vehicles sat in and around the driveway, along with large objects covered by tarps. The house is partly obscured from view by numerous low-hanging tree branches.

Numerous police cruisers and unmarked detective cars were parked along Burnside Street until early afternoon Saturday, as officers and detectives conducted their investigation.

A witness said a birthday balloon was tied to the mailbox post in front of the house Saturday morning. Several people who arrived at the house Saturday afternoon for what was believed to be a birthday party planned for an older child were turned away, the witness said.