Nanticoke Police Investigating Death of Infant

NANTICOKE – Authorities in Luzerne County are investigating the death of a two-month-old boy on Valentine’s Day.

According to Nanticoke Police, officers were called to a home in an alleyway behind East Noble Street on Friday, and that an autopsy on Jaxon Eckrote was done on Saturday.

Investigators have not offered any explanation on the circumstances, only saying that they are trying to determine if the infant’s death was an accident or a crime.

Neighbors told Newswatch 16 that they saw police cruisers outside the building on Friday, but they did not hear about the death investigation until today.

Anyone with information about is asked to call the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office at 570-825-1674.

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