City police say a frantic call from parents reporting the abduction of their infant son led to the discovery of the boy's body in the family's Southwest Baltimore home.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the child's parents were questioned Wednesday. On Thursday morning, police said that an arrest had been made, but did not provide details.
Guglielmi said police were called to the 2700 block of Riggs Ave. in the Winchester neighborhood Wednesday morning for a report of an abduction of a 1-year-old. At some point, officers discovered the boy in the basement of the home, suffering from trauma to his body that was initially described as possible stab wounds, police said. The boy was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Guglielmi did not know what time police were called to the home. An autopsy was being conducted to confirm the unnamed boy's cause of death, he said.
"We're obviously concerned as to how the baby died," Guglielmi said. "The circumstances are unclear, and they're being sorted out."
At the residence late Wednesdayafternoon, police were still on the scene. A neighbor said she had seen the boy's mother outside the home about 8:30 a.m. and that the woman became angry when an ambulance, apparently carrying the child, drove by. She said the woman also has an older child who had been dropped off at school earlier that morning.
Police crime lab technicians could be seen inside the rear entrance to the home. A second-floor porch door was propped open with a chair, and a child's blanket was draped over a railing.