GULFPORT, Miss. -- A Folsom man was booked Thursday into the Harrison County, Miss., jail after he was accused of killing his infant son, leading authorities to review the death of another of his children.
Gulfport authorities arrested Corey Nauck, 25, on a count of first-degree murder in the death of 7-month-old Carter Nauck.
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Carter Nauck died Wednesday of blunt-force trauma, leading his death to be ruled a homicide.
Officials said Corey Nauck brought Carter Nauck to the hospital Monday but offered no explanation for his injuries.
Police said he later confessed to losing his temper with the baby’s crying.
“The deaths of children are always difficult for all involved and for an entire community,” Preston said. “When the cause of death is an act of violence, it makes the cases even more troubling. Our prayers are with young Carter's family and with the investigators who are continuing to probe his death.”
A GoFundMe page created to help the family pay for Carter’s medical bills noted the death of Tanner Nauck, a sibling who died two years ago at 4 months old.
That death was originally classified as natural due to congenital heart disease.
On Thursday evening, though, a spokesman for the St. Tammany coroner said the office was reviewing Tanner’s death. It was not immediately reclassified but will likely be classified “undetermined,” which encompasses accidental, natural or homicide.