Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 1-month-old girl in South Baltimore on Wednesday after her parents said she was accidentally scalded in the bathtub, Baltimore police said Thursday.
Elisha Lynn Watson, born on March 29, suffered burns across 80 percent of her body, according to medical personnel who treated her, said Det. Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.
She was pronounced dead at MedStar Harbor Hospital Wednesday evening.
An officer first called detectives about 6:05 p.m. to advise that he had been called to a home in the 500 block of East Patapsco Avenue in the city's Brooklyn neighborhood for an unresponsive child and found the baby with severe burns, Monroe said.
The officer asked the detectives to respond to the hospital to interview the girl's parents, Monroe said.