Infant dies after an apparently premature birth inside a Long Island City hotel

A newborn girl died on July 19 after apparently being born inside a room at the Days Inn hotel on Queens Boulevard in Long Island City.
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Detectives are investigating the tragic death of a newborn girl who apparently was born prematurely at a Long Island City hotel on Wednesday night.

Officers from the 108th Precinct and EMS units rushed to the Days Inn located at 31-36 Queens Blvd., at 7:41 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a child in distress.

Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement sources, they entered a hotel room and found a newborn female infant lying unconscious and unresponsive inside, with her 35-year-old mother.

According to sources familiar with the investigation, it’s believed that the girl’s mother had just given birth to her in the room, despite not being due for several months.

Paramedics rushed the newborn girl to Elmhurst Hospital, but despite all efforts, the child could not be saved. Her mother was also taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, sources said. Their identities were not disclosed.

The infant’s body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

No arrests were made, and the investigation is ongoing.

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