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Second baby with teen mom dies

ALBANY, Ga. -- A 16-year-old mother lost her 3-month-old baby, Antonio J'twon Harvey, about noon Thursday at her home on the 1200 block of Gillespie Avenue.

It was the second consecutive day that an infant of a teenaged mother died in Albany, officials said. On Wednesday, a 4-month-old baby identified as Travontae Goude, the child of a 13-year-old mother, died at his residence on the 2100 block of Leonard Avenue.

Officials have not released the names of the two young mothers.

"The deaths are under investigation," said Dougherty Judicial Circuit District Attorney Greg Edwards. "The children were found dead in their homes. It is an unfortunate coincidence."

Georgia law requires any unexpected death of a child to be investigated by authorities.

There were no other details available on either death, Edwards said.

The infants' bodies were taken for autopsy. Edwards hoped to have the results from the procedures on Monday.

The deaths are being investigated by the Child Death Investigative Team headed by Edwards. The team is a multi-agency organization specializing in investigating the deaths of children.

The team automatically responds to the deaths of children, whether that death is from foul play or natural causes, Edwards said. It has procedures in place to protect any surviving children.

Edwards said an example of a procedure would be taking a surviving child to the Lily Pad, a rape crisis and child advocacy center, to be interviewed in a more suitable atmosphere than a police station.

In Thursday's case, a surviving twin and an older child were too young to be questioned, Edwards said.

"We don't know if there were crimes involved or not," Edwards said. "The autopsies will tell us much more."