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Police Investigate Infant's Death at Home Day Care Facility in Millsboro

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MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police detectives are investigating the death of a 10-month-old boy found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon at a home day care facility in Millsboro.

According to police, at approximately 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, troopers were dispatched to Handy's Little Disciples day care, located at 28194 Layton-Davis Road after a 9-1-1 call was received from the home stating a 10-month-old was unresponsive. According to police, a preliminary investigation suggests a day care worker attempted to wake the 10-month-old male from a nap, and upon doing so, observed the infant unresponsive. 

The infant was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, where he was eventually pronounced dead. His body was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this incident.

Yolanda Soto, an aunt of the 10-month-old, told WBOC he was the first child of her younger sister. Soto arrived at the Lewes Beebe Medical center late Wednesday afternoon to find the boy had already passed away after several family members notified her while at work.

"They're saying it was medical distress," Soto told WBOC.

Soto said her sister found the Handy's Little Disciples day care through online research.

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