FAIRFIELD — An infant boy was found dead in his father’s bed early Friday morning, prompting a police investigation into the death.

The boy, 5-and-a-half-month-old Liam Clifton, was found dead on his father, Eric Bacheller’s, bed Friday morning, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.

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The boy lived on 19 Burns St. with his parents, Bacheller and Kayla Clifton.

Fairfield police were called to the scene shortly after 10:30 a.m., McCausland said.

State police are investigating the death, which is standard procedure for the death of a child age 3 or under.

An autopsy will take place this weekend at the state medical examiner office.