NYPD investigating death of infant found unresponsive at Queens hotel

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By Dan Sears

Police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old girl they say was found unconscious and unresponsive in Queens on Sunday.

Officers went to 4034 Crescent St. in Long Island City after receiving a 911 call about the infant shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, according to the NYPD.

Emergency medical services took the infant to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital in Astoria, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said the investigation was ongoing and the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was determining the cause of death. OCME did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday morning.

The address is home to the Queens County Inn and Suites hotel, public records show.

As of last year, the hotel was being used as an emergency shelter and a few dozen migrant families were staying there, City Limits reported. An NYPD spokesperson was not able to confirm its current use.

The hotel did not respond to calls and an email seeking comment. In 2021, Queens Inn and Suites was ranked by a pest control company as having the “highest” risk of bedbugs among New York City hotels, receiving 36 complaints since 2004, according to Patch.

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This is a developing story and may be updated.

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