Baby of couple appearing on ‘Maury’ for paternity test dies at hotel
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP/PIX11) — The parents of an 8-month-old baby girl who died after being found between the bed and the wall of a hotel were in town from Ohio to appear on “The Maury Show” for a paternity test.
An autopsy of the baby who was reported unconscious at a Stamford hotel has not determined the cause of death, but officials have ruled out physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
Police say the infant’s mother said the girl was found on a pillow between a bed and the wall. The mother told police the baby must have fallen from bed during the night and she called for help when she noticed the girl was not breathing.
Police say the couple also had a 2-year-old son sleeping with his mother in the same bed.
The Stamford Advocate reports that Stamford police say the parents were visiting Connecticut from Warren, Ohio, to appear on the show, which planned to reveal a DNA test about the identity of the child’s biological father. Police confirmed that the couple was here for the “Maury Show,” but could not confirm what the show was about.
Paternity tests are popular on the daytime TV series, which is filmed in Stamford, as well as Jerry Springer. Police are often called outside the studio to break up disturbances.
No criminal charges have been filed against the parents.