Creston woman and newborn die of unknown causes

The coroner’s unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths early Saturday of a Creston woman and her newborn child, both of whom died shortly after she gave birth.

Brandy Ann Stanton, 37, was taking a bath at her home when she began yelling for help, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. A relative found Stanton and the baby she’d just delivered in severe medical distress and called an ambulance.

Stanton and the baby were transported to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, where they did not survive attempts at resuscitation. Stanton was pronounced dead at 6:25 a.m. and the baby at 6:46 a.m., a hospital spokesman said.

No foul play is suspected. The sheriff’s investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.