An eight-month-old baby is dead and his mother is in a coma after what Ridley Township police say appeared to be a murder-suicide attempt.
Amy Beyers, 29, was found unconscious with her baby boy in the bed of their Sixth Avenue home on Wednesday. Beyers' mother, who lives with her, discovered them around 4 p.m. and called police.
Beyers and her baby were taken to Taylor Hospital, where the infant was pronounced dead. Beyers was transferred to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where she was in a drug-induced coma on Thursday, said Lt. Scott Willoughby of Ridley Township police. Lacerations on Beyers' wrists appeared self-inflicted, and she left a suicide note, Willoughby said. He declined to describe the note's contents but said Beyers was "severely depressed" and going through marital difficulties.
The Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the baby's death a homicide. Erica Parham, spokesperson for the county district attorney's office, said the death was under investigation. - Julia Terruso