Baby Death Labeled Homicide

NANTICOKE — The Luzerne County coroner’s office now confirms the death of a baby found in a home in Nanticoke in February is a case of homicide.

Police responded to the home along East Noble Street and found 2-month-old Jaxon Eckrote dead.

The coroner has now ruled the death ruled homicide by asphyxiation.

Jaxon Eckrote died on Valentine’s Day. At the time, authorities said they were waiting for toxicology reports to figure out how the baby boy died.

Nanticoke police say the unresponsive baby was found inside an apartment in the rear of East Noble Street.

All of the court documents and search warrants in this case have been sealed.

An obituary says Jaxon lived with his parents, two sisters, and a brother.

Authorities would not indicate if this infant death is believed to be a criminal case or an accident. They said the case remains open.

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