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CT state police assume investigation in baby's death

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The Connecticut State Police assumed the investigation into the death of an infant at a daycare in Norwalk on Wednesday. (WFSB) The Connecticut State Police assumed the investigation into the death of an infant at a daycare in Norwalk on Wednesday. (WFSB)
NORWALK, CT (WFSB) -

The Connecticut State Police assumed the investigation into the death of an infant at a daycare in Norwalk on Wednesday. 

First responders were called to a daycare at 9 Hunters Lane on Wednesday afternoon after the child stopped breathing.

The 4-month-old infant was taken to Norwalk Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.

"Upon arrival, our officers with Norwalk Fire, Norwalk EMS initiated lifesaving measures on the child, unfortunately the child was transported to Norwalk Hospital where the child later died," said Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake.

Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime detectives have "assumed the investigation" as of Thursday morning at the request of the State’s Attorneys Office. 

State records show the daycare is run by Christine Limone, who is the daughter of the current Norwalk Mayor and former police chief Harry Rilling.

According the Office of Early Childhood, Limone's home daycare has been licensed with the state since 2002, allowing her to care for up to six children including three school aged kids.

The daycare last had an unannounced state inspection back in March.

An autopsy will be conducted on the baby to determine the cause and manner of death.

This comes after police have been investigating three recent child deaths at home daycares in Sterling, Stamford and Fairfield. 

In March, Adam Seagull stopped breathing while at an unlicensed daycare in Fairfield. Its operator, Carol Cardillo is facing charges. 

In July, Stamford police arrested Nydia Carillo Maldonado, who is charged in the death of 2-month-old Bella Redondo inside her home daycare.

Police say the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Just days later, state police said a 9-month-old girl died, while at a private daycare at a home in Sterling.

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