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Norwalk Police: Autopsy Planned In Death Of 4-Month-Old Baby

Norwalk police are investigating the death of a four month old Wednesday. She was at a day care on Hunters Lane. Pictured is the home Thursday morning. An autopsy is planned for Friday
Norwalk police are investigating the death of a four month old Wednesday. She was at a day care on Hunters Lane. Pictured is the home Thursday morning. An autopsy is planned for Friday Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

NORWALK, Conn. --- An autopsy on a 4-month-old child who died at Norwalk Hospital after police responded to a Hunters Lane home daycare will be done Friday, Norwalk Police said Thursday.

Detectives from the Connecticut State Police's Western District Major Crime responded to the scene at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday and assumed control of the investigation into the death of the baby at the request of the state's attorney's office.

The Hour reported that the baby girl was at the home of Christine Limone, daughter of Mayor Harry Rilling. She runs a day care in the basement of her Hunters Lane home. Before he became mayor in 2013, Rilling had been chief of police in Norwalk for 17 years.

Police and fire department units responded to the residence after receiving a 911 call at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

When they arrived, they found that CPR was being done on the baby and they immediately took over life-saving efforts, police said. The child was transported to Norwalk Hospital, where she later died.

This is the third child to die in a home day care in Fairfield County this year.

A 4-month-old boy from Shelton died in a home day care center in Fairfield in March. The owner of the unlicensed day care is charged with manslaughter in his death, accused of administering a fatal dose of Diphenhydramine, which should not be administered to children under the age of 2. She pleaded not guilty this week.

A 2-month-old girl from New Canaan died in a day care center in a home in Stamford in July. She died of blunt force trauma to the head. The owner of that day care center is also charged with manslaughter and pleaded not guilty in August.

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