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Coroner: Baby found burned to death in Macon

A Macon coroner says it seems the baby was left next to a space heater and received burns.

MACON, Ga. — UPDATE: 10 a.m.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office released more details about who was in the home at the time of the child's death.

Deputies responded to the home on Bishop Road around 6:32 a.m. for a child reported to be unresponsive, according to a release sent from the sheriff's office.

The release says the baby boy was found by the mom's boyfriend. The child was pronounced dead after EMS arrived.

He was found near a space heater in a room alone, according to the release.

There were three adults in the home: the baby's mom, the mom's boyfriend, and the boyfriend's brother. All were taken to be questioned, the release says.

All three live at the home, and the boyfriend is not the baby's father, according to the sheriff's office.

An autopsy is scheduled to be done on the body.

This is still an early investigation, and anyone with information can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


A baby was found dead Tuesday morning, according to a Macon coroner.

Chief Coroner Leon Jones says it happened at a home on the 4500-block of Bishop Road.

That's in west Macon off Columbus Road.

Jones says the baby was a boy and about five-months-old.

It appears he was left next to a space heater and had burns all over his body, according to Jones. 

Coroner Lonnie Miley was on scene and calls it a "sad situation."

He says there were three other people in the home including the mother, but he's not sure who made the emergency call.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office and the Division of Family and Children Services are working to get a timeline of what happened.

At this time, the sheriff's office says there are no charges.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

Credit: Pepper Baker

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