Newborn found dead in Queens hotel room

Posted at 5:16 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 09:37:07-04

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — A newborn was found dead inside a Queens hotel room, police said Thursday.

The Days Inn at 31-36 Queens Boulevard in Queens is pictured (PIX11)

Police responded to a call at about 7:41 p.m. Wednesday regarding an aided child inside the Days Inn along Queens Boulevard and Van Dam Street in Long Island City.

When they arrived, officers found a newborn girl lying unconscious and unresponsive inside the room, police said.

The infant was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

A 35-year-old woman was who was in the room was also taken to the hospital for observation.

According to authorities, drug paraphernalia was found throughout the hotel room.

No arrests have been made and the medical examiner will determine the baby’s cause of death.