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PD: Baby suffered head trauma in Stamford homicide

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Police continue to investigate a homicide at Stamford daycare. (WFSB) Police continue to investigate a homicide at Stamford daycare. (WFSB)
STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Stamford police continue to investigate a homicide involving a 2-month-old girl. 

Investigators said Bella Redondo not only stopped breathing, but also suffered from blunt force trauma to her head.

The incident took place at the Little Bears Beginnings Daycare, which is run out of a second floor Wardwell Street two-family home. According to state records, not only was it licensed, they had no prior problems.

"It’s always her getting the babies,” Genesis DeJesus, who lives below Little Bears Beginnings Daycare, said. “I've never seen anyone else."

Police received an emergency call that Bella was experiencing breathing problems around 3:15 p.m.

Police said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the child's body on Wednesday. Authorities determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. 

DeJesus said she'd still trust her own daughter with the woman, who operates it.

"I don't know how it happened,” DeJesus said. “But, I truly believe in her that she didn't do anything wrong."

While they're labeling this a homicide, and treating it as a criminal investigation, police said on Wednesday they're still trying to figure out how the infant was injured and more importantly, who was responsible.

"We've narrowed it down to three people in the day care that could have the means to do this,” Stamford Police Lt Diedrich Hohn said. “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."

According to the Office of Early Childhood Education, which licenses and regulates day cares, Little Bears Beginnings Daycare is owned by Nydia Carrillo.

"While we have received no previous complaints regarding this provider, this is obviously extremely alarming. We are working closely with local law enforcement on the investigation,” Office of Early Childhood Education told Eyewitness News.

Carrillo's license to run the daycare out of the home is listed as active, was issued last April and expires in 2019.   

"She's a wonderful lady, like my daughter, doesn't like people, go with strangers and whenever she sees her,” DeJesus said. “She goes with her, plays with her, kisses her."

Police said they were looking at three people in the daycare that could have caused these injuries.

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