Sullivan mother tragically finds infant unresponsive

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Sullivan, Mo. - At approximately 4:25 AM, on November 6, 2012, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence at 1005 New Street outside Sullivan, Mo. 

The mother of 2 month old Ava Declue checked on her child and found her unresponsive. 


Franklin County Communications gave CPR instructions to the mother and was continued by ambulance personnel upon their arrival. 

The child did not recover and was pronounced deceased at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.  

The cause of death is not known at this time.  An autopsy is scheduled for today at the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office.