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Detectives from the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an eight-week-old infant this morning in Franklin. 

Preliminary investigation has revealed the infant was dropped off at a babysitter early this morning in Pennington Trailer Park in Franklin.

At 10:51 a.m. officers from the Franklin Police Department were dispatched to the residence for a medical emergency.

Officers arrived at 10:52 a.m. and immediately attempted life-saving measures.

The infant was transported to Johnson Memorial Hospital where it was later pronounced deceased.

The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow in Johnson County. 

At this point detectives are treating this as a death investigation, notification to the family has been made however the identity of the deceased infant is being withheld at this time to allow for notification to extended family.

There is no further information to release at this time.