Infant dead after being found unresponsive at ‘unlicensed daycare’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An investigation is underway after a 6-month-old girl died at an “unlicensed daycare.”

The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said just after 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, officers responded to an apartment in the 400 block of Welshwood Drive after receiving a call regarding an unresponsive infant.

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The infant was taken to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt where she died, according to investigators.

Police said there were 10 children all under the age of three in the apartment, which reportedly only has one bedroom. Investigators called the apartment “an unlicensed daycare” and said the baby sitter is now being investigated by the MNPD.

The baby sitter, 33, told authorities through an interpreter that she put the infant down for a nap at around 1:30 p.m. The infant never woke up and the baby sitter said she tried to get her to wake up for about 15 minutes, but was unsuccessful, according to police.

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Investigators said the baby sitter told them she had been running the baby sitting service for several years and charges $25 per child.

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