Deputies investigate death of baby boy in West Park

2-month-old boy found unresponsive at home on Southwest 22nd Street

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

WEST PARK, Fla. - Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy in West Park. 

BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the baby boy was found unresponsive at a home on Southwest 22nd Street shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday.

The boy was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities identified him Friday as Ashton Petion, of Hallandale Beach. 

Homicide detectives said Ashton was one of several other infants and toddlers being cared for at the time.

"The parents do not live here," Coleman-Wright said.

She said the other children were allowed to go home with their parents while the investigation continues.

"Detectives will be looking to see if this was a day care center or an unlicensed day care center," Coleman-Wright said.

While the investigation remains ongoing, detectives do not suspect foul play. 

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