SANANTONIO - It is an unimaginable tragedy. A mother sleeping with herbaby wakes up to find the infant dead.

A friend to the mothersaid the 2-month-old baby boy somehow rolled over and suffocated.

A woman from Austin was staying with a few friends at a San Antonio hotel in the 6400 block of I-35 North. She woke upFriday morning To find her 2-month old baby boy was dead.

We have a two month-old infant male, that was found deceased in the bed with his mom. At this time there's no sign of criminal activity, there's no signs of foul play. So we're handling it as an apparent sudden death. Of course, all that's pending an autopsy, says SAPD's Tim Angell.

Co-sleeping deaths are on the rise experts report. They say mothers who practice co-sleeping are typically younger and less fortunate.

Friday'stragedy is a reminder that babies really need their own sleeping place and they should always be placed on their back atop a firm mattress.

In this case, police don't suspect foul play, but the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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