APD investigating death of 3-month-old as a homicide

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department said it was investigating the death of a 3-month-old infant as a homicide.

According to APD, around 11:15 p.m. March 10, first responders arrived at The Revl Apartments related to a 3-month-old infant who was not breathing.

APD said life-saving measures were performed, and the infant was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation and treatment; however, the infant later died March 15.

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This case is being investigated as Austin’s 12th homicide of 2024.

Police said during an investigation, detectives discovered evidence concerning the infant’s twin sister who appeared to have non-accidental injuries. According to APD, child abuse detectives then arrested and charged 31-year-old Brittney Alisha Bailey with injury to a child, a first-degree felony.

Attorney information for Bailey wasn’t listed in court records. This story will be updated if that information is available and we receive a statement.

APD asked for anyone with information to contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or by calling 512-472-8477.

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