A 17-month-old girl was found unconscious and not breathing at a home day care center in Aurora on Tuesday, December 12th. She was later pronounced dead after she was taken by ambulance to The Children’s Hospital. According to family members, the girl was not ill and did not have any special medical conditions. Both a neighbor and the husband of the day-care provider attempted to give the child CPR, but to no avail. The day care provider has held a state day care license since 1999 and is perceived to be a caring babysitter who was often seen playing with the children in the front yard. 3 complaints have been lodged against the day care home, involving children throwing rocks over a neighbors fence. An autopsy will be performed on the girl by the Aurora medical examiner’s office and detectives from Aurora’s Major Crimes Unit and Crimes Against Children Unit are investigating the death. A spokesman for the Aurora police stated, “We don’t know if the child was ill or if this was a homicide. We treat these types of cases as homicides until we know otherwise.”
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