CHESTER, S.C. — A five-month-old boy has died in Chester, South Carolina, the Chester County Coroner confirmed to WCNC NBC Charlotte. The coroner said the mother found the child unresponsive.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday to determine the baby's cause of death. The coroner could not tell NBC Charlotte if foul play was suspected or if the child died of natural causes.
Officials from the Chester Police Department and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division spent several hours at the home on Deaver Street Friday.
The child has been identified as Nolan Ryan West.
While it’s not clear if there was any wrongdoing in the infant’s death, law enforcement officials said there has been criminal activity in the immediate area in recent months, ranging from shootings to drug activity.
A neighbor told NBC Charlotte it’s not uncommon to see police in the neighborhood.
"We do have a lot of police in and out of the neighborhood because there is a lot of drug problems, trafficking around this neighborhood," the neighbor said.
Stay with NBC Charlotte for the latest on this developing story.
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