On Tuesday, May 12, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to 111 SW Stafford Court to investigate a 16 month old infant’s death.
At 3:14 pm, the Columbia County Combined Communication Center received a 911 call where the caller stated the infant had been in a car and is no longer breathing. Deputies arrived with Fire Rescue and discovered the 16 month old deceased.
Due to the victim having relatives that routinely interact with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mark Hunter requested that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assume the investigation.
FDLE agreed to conduct the investigation which is active and on-going.
Coordinated updates with FDLE will follow.