Bella Redondo was declared dead at Stamford Hospital at about 6:20 p.m. She had been rushed from the Little Bears Beginnings Daycare at 48 Wardwell St. by Stamford EMS shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday while having difficulty breathing, police said.
Police were not notified until 6:27 p.m., and many top officials said the delay was hampering the investigation, according to the Stamford Advocate.
"It was evident at this time there was some evidence of head trauma in addition to the breathing issues," Stamford Police said in a statement late Wednesday afternoon.
The case is a criminal investigation, and is headed up by Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo, police said.
Bella Redondo was born on April 24, 2016, and lived on Locust Avenue in New Canaan with her parents and three siblings, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Fernando and Katy Redondo told the Advocate they are in mourning for their daughter, who they said was in perfect health when they dropped her off at daycare on Tuesday.
Three people who were at the day care Tuesday have been identified as persons of interest, police said.
The investigation centers on the Little Bears Beginnings Daycare, which is located inside a two-story house. It is on a one-way street in a working-class area is off Shippan Avenue. On Thursday, it was quiet two days after the tragic event.
Nydia Carrillo is listed as the day care operator. According to the state website, she was issued a license April 17, 2015, and it expires April 30, 2019. She is licensed to have a maximum of six children.
She could not be reached for comment.
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood did not return a telephone call seeking additional information.
This is the first homicide for the City of Stamford this year. Stamford Police Department offered its condolences to Bella’s family.
"This is a sad day for the family of Bella Redondo the Stamford Police Department offers our condolences to Bella’s family. This is an ongoing investigation and we hope we could assist in bringing closure to the family," a police statement said.
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