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Cleveland police: Infant boy dies after getting baby wipe stuck in throat; father arrested

The father is expected to appear in court on Friday morning

CLEVELAND — An 18-year-old father was arrested after police confirmed that an infant boy died after apparently choking on a baby wipe this past weekend on Cleveland's west side.

According to officials, the suspect is 18-year-old Traveon Hughes.

Hughes is expected to appear in court on Friday morning.  

EMS crews were called to a residence on the 2000 block of West 81st Street around 9 a.m. Saturday. 

Crews found a wipe stuck in the 13-week-old child's throat. The boy was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

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Per protocol, homicide detectives from the Cleveland Division of Police responded to the hospital, and after speaking with doctors and others connected with the incident the child's 18-year-old father was arrested. 

This matter remains under investigation.

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