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Dead baby found in motel room after woman’s armed standoff with SWAT team: Report

Authorities in Texas discovered the body of an infant in a hotel room following a SWAT standoff a woman believed to be the child’s mother.

As Click2Houston.com reports, police in Baytown responded to the Scottish Inn and Suites on Garth Road following an anonymous tip about a possible dead baby there.

Responding officers reportedly found a woman armed with a long gun, who refused to exit her motel room, leading to a SWAT standoff that reportedly continued for several hours until the SWAT team breached the room and arrested the woman.

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Inside the room, authorities found a deceased infant. The baby’s cause of death is not immediately known.

“It could be something as simple as a SIDS-type death and the mother just panicked or it could be something more nefarious and those are the things we’ll have to try to uncover throughout the course of our investigation,” Lt. Steve Dorris of the Baytown Police Department told Click2Houston.com.

Authorities are continuing to investigate. The infant and the suspect have not yet been identified.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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