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Officers responded to a home in the 600 block of Hancock Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, on a report that the child had suffered cardiac arrest, according to a Monday morning news release.
The first officer on-scene found the child unresponsive and administered CPR until EMS workers arrived. The child was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
“Detectives have interviewed several people, analyzed evidence and are awaiting further testing,” the release reads.
According to the Summit County Medical Examiner, the death is being treated as suspicious.
The cause of death has not been revealed.
The child was identified as 23-month-old Arteyon Cannon.
Anyone who can offer information on the investigation is urged to call Akron detectives at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2TIP (330-375-2847).
Anonymous tips can also be provided by:
- Calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS (330-434-2677)
- Texting TIPSCO with your tip to 274637
- Downloading the Akron Police Department app and texting Tips411 or visiting the police department’s website