Did these parents accidentally suffocate their children? Or did a mysterious ailment cause them to die?

In Pinellas County, officials say Sudden Infant Death Syndrome doesn’t exist.

By Lane DeGregory Published Dec. 11

The worst day of her life started out wonderful.

A bright morning in May 2015. A Thursday.

“It was bliss,” Martí Gonzalez said, wiping her eyes. “A perfectly ordinary, perfect day.”


A family photo of Patrick Gonzalez taken the day he died.

While her husband was at work at a data center in Tampa, and her older son was at preschool, Martí, then 41, got to spend a few quiet hours in their St. Petersburg home with her baby.

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