Bronx Newborn Found Dead in Apartment

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

Police are investigating as suspicious the death of a 1-month-old baby boy found unresponsive inside his Williamsbridge home Wednesday, authorities said.

Police found infant Kaseem Watkins unconscious after his parents called 911, summoning cops to the Holland Avenue apartment shortly after 6:15 a.m., authorities said.

Kaseem was not breathing, authorities said.

Paramedics rushed him to Montefiore Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.

His death is being investigated as suspicious, authorities said. An official ruling on how the boy died will be made by the city Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, incarceration, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been interviewed about his work by prestigious publications like The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.