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Name released in infant death investigation in Franklin

Indiana State Police Detectives continue their investigation into the death of an eight week old infant in Franklin.


On Wednesday an autopsy was performed and there was no evidence of physical injuries or trauma to the infant. An official cause of death has not been ruled yet pending toxicology results. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. 


The infant is identified as Kensli Deese of Franklin. The investigation is ongoing.



**The original release is below**

Franklin, IN - Detectives from the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an eight week old infant this morning in Franklin. 


Preliminary Investigation has revealed the infant was dropped off at a babysitter early this morning in Pennington Trailer Park in Franklin. At 10:51 a.m. officers from the Franklin Police Department were dispatched to the residence for a medical emergency. Officers arrived at 10:52 a.m. and immediately attempted life saving measures. The infant was transported to Johnson Memorial Hospital where it was later pronounced deceased. The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow in Johnson County. 


At this point detectives are treating this as a death investigation.