A 6-month-old boy was found dead in his crib by his mother early this morning, and police have yet to determine a cause of death. An EMS worker alerted police that baby Stephon Jenkins had bruises and scratches on his body. Mother Tina Brice, 20, says she went to check on him around 5:40 p.m. inside their first-floor Fulton St. apartment in Brownsville: “I put him to sleep, I checked on him two to three times,” the single mom told the Daily News. “When I checked again there was white and brown stuff in his mouth.”
The baby’s uncle, Edward Moseley, 31, said they immediately called for an ambulance, but the baby was already “blue and cold.” Stephon and his twin brother, Jashaun, were born prematurely at seven months, but Moseley described Stephon as “healthy.” A neighbor heard a commotion soon after they found Stephon: “I didn’t hear any screaming until they found out the baby was dead,” said 15-year-old Thomas Harris.