Baby found dead in car seat, police investigating

Credit: WBTW

AYNOR, S.C. (WBTW) – Horry County police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old child at a home on Nichols Highway Thursday evening, Lieutenant Raul Denis said.

Denis said that the initial 911 call went to paramedics in connection to a “child not breathing”.

“Upon arrival, EMS personnel was already on scene and had determined that the child was already deceased,” the police report said.

Police arrived at the home around 6:45 p.m. and found the baby girl in a car seat on the couch in the living room.

Officers spoke to a witness who said she was taking a nap and left the 4-month-old in the care of a babysitter.

Andrew Wade Johnson, 28, of Aynor was arrested on drug and weapon charges when Horry County detectives responded to a home in Aynor regarding the death of a 4-month-old infant.
Andrew Wade Johnson, 28, of Aynor was arrested on drug and weapon charges when Horry County detectives responded to a home in Aynor regarding the death of a 4-month-old infant.

The babysitter had already left the home and Horry County police called her and asked her to return to the scene. When the babysitter arrived, she was placed in the back of a patrol car for questioning.

The police report said the scene was secured and a crime scene log was started.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge told News13 the baby’s autopsy is complete but the results were inconclusive. The coroner says they will have to run more tests to determine the cause of death.

Lt. Denis said no arrests have been made in the infant death.

Andrew Wade Johnson, 28, of Aynor was arrested on drug and weapon charges when Horry County detectives responded to the home in Aynor regarding the death of the child.

Johnson is charged with possession of marijuana and illegal possession of a weapon.

Johnson has not been charged in connection with the child’s death. Lt. Raul Denis says additional charges are possible.

The case remains under investigation.

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