CLEARWATER — Authorities are investigating the death of a 5-week-old boy who was rushed to the hospital after his parents said he was vomiting and unresponsive.
Veronica Portal, 23, and Jose Ruiz-Lopez, 25, called 911 at 2:04 a.m. Saturday, and their infant son was taken to Morton Plant Hospital.
Anthony Ruiz-Portal, who was born Sept. 17, died at 4:10 a.m.
There are suspicious circumstances surrounding the baby's death, Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said.
A preliminary autopsy was performed Saturday afternoon, she said, but results are pending.
No other information was available.