A 26-year-old man has been charged after his 3-month-old daughter, Alayziah Brown, died Thursday night.
A 911 call was made to Ansonia Police just before 10 p.m. Thursday for a medical emergency on Jewett Street involving the baby.
Emergency crews provided medical assistance, Alayziah was rushed to Griffin Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
A family friend, speaking exclusively to NBC Connecticut, said Alayziah had been left in Brown's care while her mother was at work. When the mother returned home, she found the little girl in her bed, bloody and unresponsive.
Detectives from the Ansonia Police Department, and the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad began investigating and said the incident was "suspicious."
On Friday, police took Rodney Lee Brown, 26, into custody in connection with Alayziah's death, police said.
He has been charged with risk of injury to a minor and is being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond. An autopsy was conducted at the State Medical Examiner’ s Office but no cause of death has been determined at this point. The results are pending toxicology reports.
Police are investigating and said additional charges are possible.
Police said they will release more information on Friday afternoon. So far, investigators have not said how the child died. Brown remains jailed on $500,000.