Baby was found unresponsive, taken to Alice hospital

Mauricio Julian Cuellar Jr., Orange Grove Journal

The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office has yet to name a cause of death, pending further study, of a Mathis infant who was found unresponsive in his grandmother's bed early last Thursday morning.

Monique Murillo, a senior clerk with the medical examiner's office, said that the infant, Andrew Rodriguez, age 2 months, was found at 6:21 a.m. in a bed with his grandmother and was unresponsive.

EMS quickly transported Andrew to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Alice. He was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Alonzo Villarreal at 7:25 a.m.

Murillo said the autopsy has been completed, and the body was sent to Dobie Funeral Home in Mathis.

Mathis Police Department Sgt. Robert Wright said the case is currently under investigation, and could not release information early Wednesday.

Along with toxicology testing, the examiner's office is awaiting results of pediatric screening and bitreous fluid testing.

The results will take anywhere from four to six weeks.