FOLSOM, La. -- Seven-month-old Carter Nauck was hospitalized Monday. Two days later he was dead.
Authorities arrested his father, Corey Nauck, in his death after an autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force trauma.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Nauck took his infant son to the hospital on but didn't provide any explanation about his injuries. After he was arrested, police say, he admitted to hurting Carter because he was crying.
“There's no bigger catastrophe than a child who predeceases the parent,” said St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston. “And this is really a devastating loss.”
“It's a horrific case,” said St. Tammany sheriff’s spokeswoman Meredith Timberlake. “There is nothing worse than the murder of a baby.”
St. Tammany authorities are now reviewing the death of another infant child of Corey Nauck.
Four-month-old Tanner Nauck died in 2016. His death was classified as natural then, but it being examined once again after Carter died.
Two cars were parked outside the family's home in Folsom on Friday. Family members walked in, but they did not come to the door to comment.
Heartbroken neighbors spoke instead.
"It's heartbreaking. I can't imagine it,” said Joyce Perkins-Davis. “I really don't know what to say.”
"I'm sorry to hear something like that,” another neighbor said. “I don't know what would bring a man to do that to an infant."
"We'll be praying for the family,” Perkins-Davis added. “I hate to hear this news.”