||Only when homicide,
suicide and “accident” are ruled out can a death validly be classified as
natural. For example, discovery of a dead infant, who apparently had been
healthy and sleeping in his or her cot just prior to death, might implicate
the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS as the killer. Obviously suicide
can immediately be ruled out. But more investigation, typically involving
the Medical Examiner or Coroner’s Office, would be necessary to eliminate
homicide or “accident” as the cause of the infant death.