Police Make Arrest in Child's Death in Willimantic

Sunday, Jun 30, 2013  |  Updated 8:04 AM EDT
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A neighborhood is shocked by sudden death of a three-year old. A man living with the child and her mother has been arrested.

Doug Greene, Jon Wardle, and Thomas Kienzler

A neighborhood is shocked by sudden death of a three-year old. A man living with the child and her mother has been arrested.

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State police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl at 11 Potter Street, a two-family home in Willimantic.

Carroll L. Bumgarner-Ramos, 29, of 11 Potter Street, has been charged with first-degree assault, risk of injury and committing an offense while out on release. Bond has been set at $1.5 million, according to state police.

Police said they received a call for an unresponsive girl at 10:38 p.m. on Thursday. A man said he was home and heard the child's mother scream for help.

Emergency responders transported the child to Windham County Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to state police.

Police have not released details about the incident. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The street  was closed at Route 32, Windham Road, on Friday morning.

Animal control also responded to the scene. It is not clear why, but neighbors said the family has a few dogs.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

 


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