Death of 2-Month-Old in Connecticut Daycare Ruled a Homicide

Officers responded to Little Bears Beginners daycare on Tuesday on reports that an infant was having trouble breathing


The death of a 2-month-old girl in a Connecticut home-based daycare has been ruled a homicide, PEOPLE confirms.

According to a statement obtained by PEOPLE from Stamford police, Bella Redondo – who was born on April 24 – was left in the care of at least three employees of the Little Bears Beginners in Stamford, Connecticut.

Officers were called to the daycare on Tuesday afternoon, responding to reports of an infant who was having trouble breathing, the statement says.

Bella was rushed to a nearby hospital, where emergency medical workers tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate her.

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An autopsy showed Bella died from blunt force trauma to the head. Thus far, there have been no arrests stemming from Bella’s death, but investigators hinted that criminal charges could be filed before the end of the week.

“We’ve narrowed it down to three people in the day care that could have the means to do this,” Lieutenant Diedrich Hohn of the Stamford Police Department explained during a press conference Wednesday. “We’re looking at a fall. We’re looking at any mechanism of injury that could have caused this kind of trauma to the skull.”

Records show Little Bears Beginners opened for business just over a year ago. PEOPLE’s calls to the daycare were not returned.

“I’m not going to rule out accidental at this point, however some person caused this injury to happen to this baby,” Lt. Hohn told reporters.

Bella’s death marks Stamford’s first homicide of 2016.

The daycare has been closed as detectives proceed with their investigation.

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