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Two infant deaths spark concern among commissioners

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Investigators are still waiting for autopsy results on two babies. The Dougherty District Attorney's Office did send more medical information requested by the GBI Crime Lab.

Four-month old Travontae Goude died Wednesday in a home on Leonard Avenue. Three-month old Antonio Harvey died Thursday in a home on Gillespie Avenue. The deaths were brought up at Monday's Dougherty County Commission meeting. Commissioner Jack Stone raised concerns about the teenage mothers. Commissioners John Hayes and Muarlean Edwards agreed the county needs to do something. DFACS is involved in the cases, but Jack Stone wants to see more done.

"I think we need to get somebody involved, I'm going to get with the DA, I've talked to the Sheriff, I'm going to talk to him again, somebody needs to be getting involved," said Dougherty County Commissioner Jack Stone.

Commissioner Edwards is working to set up a forum to talk about the issue. In Sumter County, the death of a 7-month old girl in a mobile home on Highway 49 was determined to be suffocation. The District Attorney's office is still investigating.


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