CPS investigating death of baby in foster care

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CPS is looking into the death of a baby that had been placed into foster care

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Child Protective Services is investigating the death of a 6-month-old baby who was in foster care.

According to a CPS spokesperson, the baby was staying at a foster home certified by Thereputic Family Life. The child was in the foster home along with two older brothers, a two-year-old and a three-year-old.

The kids were in CPS custody because of alleged physical abuse by the parents to the older siblings. Court records show CPS filed cases against the mother in July and October of 2014.

On Monday, the baby became unresponsive and was taken to hospital from her foster home. She was placed on life support and died yesterday.

The baby's brothers were removed from the foster home on Monday. They are in new foster home. The foster parents had two kids of their own who have been placed with family, pending outcome of investigation.

An autopsy is scheduled for the baby. So far, no charges have been filed in this case.