The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 5-month-old in Duson.

Duson Police Chief Kip Judice said officers responded to a 911 call regarding the baby being found unresponsive this morning at around 9 a.m.

Judice said, despite efforts by citizens and first responders, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy is pending as deputies continue their investigation into this death.

Based on the complexity of this investigation Duson Police has requested the assistance of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, to assume the lead investigating role in this case.