Homicide detectives investigating death of East Hills infant

by: Melissa Daniels Updated:


PITTSBURGH - Kamaree Stewart was born Father's Day weekend with locks of dark hair to loving parents who eagerly awaited her arrival, according to neighbors on the 8400 block of Dersam Street.

The 6-week-old girl died on Saturday morning in the East Hills home, according to city police. Her parents were believed to have been sleeping and rolled onto the infant, said spokeswoman Sonya Toler. Police consider the parents victims, and they will not be identified at this time, Toler said.

Emergency crews responded to the house shortly before 8 a.m. for a report of an infant who was not breathing and unconscious. City homicide detectives continued the investigation.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Karmaree's identity and date of birth: June 14, 2014.

Carmen Brown, 39, who lives next door to the family, gasped when she heard of Kamaree's death. She said she heard the sound of a fire truck coming down the street that morning.

“I never imagined it was the baby,” she said. “I can't believe it.”

Brown said the family moved in with three older daughters in the spring. The family gushed about the excitement of a new baby, and neighbors recalled seeing Kamaree's mother taking walks while pregnant.

“As soon as she was born, they brought her over,” said Jonae Moon, Brown's 16-year-old daughter. “She was so, so pretty.”

Brown said she couldn't imagine the hurt the parents must feel.

“I couldn't bury a child,” she said. “They loved her.”

This article was written by Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.