Death of 2-Month-Old in Stamford Ruled Homicide: Police

The death of a 2-month-old found at a Stamford, Connecticut daycare with signs of head trauma has been ruled a homicide, according to police. 

Stamford EMS responded to Little Bears Beginnings Daycare, on Wardwell Street, around 3:12 p.m. Tuesday after a worker called 911 and reported that the baby girl, Bella Redondo, of New Canaan, was having trouble breathing, police said.

She was immediately transported to Stamford Hospital, where she stopped breathing, police said.

Lt. Diedrich Hohn/Stamford Police Department
55:17 “A daycare worker called from a daycare on the east side and said the baby was having trouble breathing. At that point EMS arrived and transported the baby to Stamford hospital.” 26
55:33 “We were notified. There was some suspicious activity as far as trauma goes to the head.” 38
55:38 “At this point, we’re looking at it as a possible suspicious death. We don’t know if it’s an accidental death or there is some overt act.” 

Bella was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:20 p.m.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the baby's death a homicide and said the cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head, police said. 

A criminal investigation is underway.

"Some person caused this injury to happen to this baby," Lt. Diedrich Hohn, of Stamford police, said on Wednesday. 

NBC Connecticut reached out to Little Bears Beginnings Daycare but the employee who answered declined to comment.

Two other children who were at the daycare at the time of the incident, including Bella's 2-year-old sibling, were not hurt.

Police said this has been the first homicide in 2016 for Stamford. 

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