Hampton infant’s death ruled undetermined; no charges to be filed

Posted at 3:28 PM, Apr 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-30 17:40:48-04

Hampton, Va. - Hampton police are investigating the death of a baby, police tell NewsChannel 3.

On Thursday, July 30th, officials ruled her death as undetermined. They say unless they receive more evidence, there will be no charges made in this case.

On April 12, 2015 at 2:17 a.m., police received a medical call for service in the 3600 block of Kecoughtan Road in reference to a 3-month-old Hampton female that was unresponsive.

Emergency crews responded to the home where she was pronounced deceased at 2:27 a.m.

The child was identified as Harmony Barnes. A second infant was found inside the home and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Hampton Police Detectives immediately began conducting a death investigation, which is standard procedure whenever a juvenile dies.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Crime Line by texting "HAMPTONPDTIPS plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.