New York Anchorman's Baby, Babysitter Found Dead
GREENLAWN, N.Y. – Police were Friday investigating how the one-month-old son of a local TV anchorman and his babysitter died in a home on New York's Long Island Thursday night.
Citing information from police, WABC-TV reported the babysitter likely suffered a fatal medical condition and collapsed onto the infant.
Police received a 911 phone call around 9:35pm local time to the Greenlawn, N.Y., home of News 12 anchorman Michael Baldwin, The Wall Street Journal reported. They arrived to find both one-month-old Michael Baldwin III, and his babysitter, Teresa Coffey, 39, unconscious.
The baby was given CPR at the scene and taken to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. Coffey, of Port Jefferson Station, was also transported to Huntington Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
The county Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine how the two died.
Recent tweets on Michael Baldwin's Twitter page focused on the birth of his son and time spent with the baby, who was born in early August. In one tweet, Baldwin wrote, "After 17 days in the hospital my son goes home. Can't wait!"
Baldwin told WABC-TV on Friday that he called 911 after finding the babysitter slumped over his son on the couch.
"I went over to her," he said. "I began to move her, and then I saw him. He was under her. He was just crushed. His face was kind of blue. I knew he was gone."