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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

LAKELAND, GA (WALB) -  Lakeland Police say a two month infant may have died from accidental suffocation.

29-year old Teren Lewis was babysitting her sister's child two month Justyce Turner at 136 South Eighth Street.

When Lewis woke up next to Turner at 7 a.m. Sunday, the baby wasn't breathing. Detectives say Turner was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner and it appears the cause of death is accidental suffocation.

"The aunt woke up and noticed the child wasn't breathing and she called her mother and her mother said to call 9-1-1 there's a problem," said Lakeland Det. H.C. Ferst.

Police don't suspect foul play but Justyce Turner's body has been sent off for an autopsy.

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