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No exact cause of death for newborn brought to hospital


We have new information on a baby that died before being brought to a Cincinnati-area hospital earlier this year.

Back on September 10th, 19-year-old Brianna Ballew brought the body of her baby boy to Bethesda North Hospital.

The child was so badly decomposed that hospital personnel couldn't figure out if it was a boy or a girl.

At that time, officials believed that baby had been dead for about 5 days.

The coroner's office revealed that the baby hadn't been born in a hospital.

Investigators believe the baby was born at a home in the 3800 block of Dunloe Ave. in Kennedy Heights but new information from the coroner's office states they aren't sure if he was born alive.

The coroner's office says they were not able to determine a cause or manner of death for the newborn because his body was so decomposed so his cause of death will be undetermined.

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