5-month-old baby dies while being watched by sister in the Bronx

A 5-month-old baby died in the Bronx after the child's mother left her alone with her 13-year-old sister while out at the pharmacy, police say.



It happened Wednesday night in a second-floor bedroom of a home on E. 174th Street near St. Lawrence Avenue in Parkchester.



Police say they found 5-month old Jayline Cervantes unconscious inside the home and rushed her to Jacobi Medical Center where she later died.



The city medical examiner will determine the cause of death.


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