Child's Death Probed After Parents Call Funeral Home First - New York News

Child's Death Probed After Parents Call Funeral Home First

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

We're following a developing story out of Northeast Philadelphia, where an 8-month old baby died, and this isn't the first child death to happen in this family.

It was actually the funeral home who called police, FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reported live Friday night from Rhawnhurst.

This time, an 8-month-old baby boy mysteriously lost his life.

The parents were already convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment when their 2-year-old boy passed away in 2009.

A neighbor said he knew something was wrong when he saw police outside the home of Herbert and Catherine Schaible on Thursday night.

But sources say when the baby passed away, the Schaibles called a funeral home instead of calling 911.

That's when the funeral home notified the medical examiner and police, launching a probe into the child's cause of death.

This investigation comes about three years after their 2-year-old boy, Kent, died of pneumonia.

The Schaibles never sought medical attention due to their religious beliefs.

Investigators say the family's fundamentalist Christian faith puts the power of prayer over traditional medicine and doctors.

FOX 29 tried to ask them about it, but there was no answer at their home.

And no one answered at their church, First Century Gospel, either.

Neighbors are stunned by the death, but say the Schaibles are attentive parents overall.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:31:51 GMT
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
  • Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:56:27 GMT
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed one person in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said.
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed one person in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said.
  • Helmsley Building lights up in gold

    Going gold for pediatric cancer research

    Going gold for pediatric cancer research

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:22:24 GMT
    The Helmsley Building in Manhattan went gold Wednesday night in honor of children with cancer. The owners also plan to do the same in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.Other city landmarks that will go gold next month include Times Square, the Coney Island Parachute jump, and all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
    The Helmsley Building in Manhattan went gold Wednesday night in honor of children with cancer. The owners also plan to do the same in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.Other city landmarks that will go gold next month include Times Square, the Coney Island Parachute jump, and all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices