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Baby Girl Died After Being Transported From Day Care To Stamford Hospital

Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn speaking with the media Wednesday morning about investigation into death of 2-month-old girl Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford Police are investigating the death of a 2-month girl from New Canaan who was taken by ambulance from her Stamford day to the hospital, where she died Tuesday, police said Wednesday morning.

The infant had suffered possible severe head trauma, Capt. Richard Conklin said. Police were calling it an "untimely death." An autopsy was to be performed on Wednesday, police said.

The parents are New Canaan residents, and New Canaan Police have been notified, Stamford police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said Wednesday morning.

"At this point we believe everything happened in Stamford," he said.

He said investigators have received full cooperation from everyone and interviews were still being conducted late Wednesday morning.

"As of right now everyone is being cooperative," Hohn said.

The baby was reported to be experiencing breathing problems at a licensed East End daycare on Tuesday, and Stamford EMS was dispatched at 3:12 p.m., Hohn said.

The the 2 1/2-month-old baby died at Stamford Hospital at 4:20 p.m., Hohn said, and Stamford police were called at 6:30 pm..

The daycare owner called for the EMS help, Hohn said. He didn't identify the agency or the daycare. 

Police didn't release any further details of the baby's death.

Police are not ruling out an accident, medical or other causes, but are keeping all aspects open as they continue to investigate the case, he said.

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