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State Closes Stamford Day Care Center Where Baby Died

Little Bears Beginnings Daycare at 48 Wardwell St. A two-month-old New Canaan infant was rushed from the daycare after experiencing breathing problems Tuesday afternoon. She died later Tuesday. Police are investigating. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The day care center where baby Bella Redondo was staying before she died has lost its license to operate. Photo Credit: GoFundMe
The death of Bella Redondo, who died after being rushed from a day care center with breathing problem, has been ruled a homicide. Photo Credit: GoFundMe

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford day care center where a 2-month old baby was staying before she was rushed to a hospital, and later died, has had its license suspended by the state, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Early Childhood Commissioner Myra Jones-Taylor wrote in a letter to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that her office was suspending the license at the day care during the police investigation, said the Stamford Advocate.

In addition, a review of recent inspections of the Little Bears Beginnings Daycare, at 48 Wardwell St., revealed numerous safety hazards, including everything from exposed electrical outlets to a curling iron plugged in within reach of a child, added the Stamford Advocate.

According to police, Bella Redondo, of New Canaan, was rushed to Stamford Hospital from the day care after she experienced trouble breathing. She died later the same day, her death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed she died from blunt force trauma to the head. Bella's parents told police she was in perfect health when dropped off at the day care that morning, said the Stamford Advocate.

Police told the Stamford Advocate that their investigation has identified three persons of interest who were at the day care at the time of the injury. Police said samples from the autopsy are being examined to try and establish a timeline of when the baby was injured, added the Stamford Advocate. 

Friends of the baby's parents have setup a GoFundMe page to help them cover funeral and medical costs. 

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