Kansas Orders Day Care to Close After Girl Dies

By: AP
By: AP

MERRIAM, Kan. (AP) _ Investigators have closed a Merriam day care until they find out why a 7-month-old girl who had been left at the facility Saturday afternoon died the next morning.

The baby's mother says she dropped her daughter off at Debbie's Daycare around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and got a call around 7 p.m. that the baby wouldn't wake up from a nap. The mom found her daughter limp and cold to the touch, with her eyes rolling in the back of her head. The infant died the next morning at Children's Mercy Hospital.

The state says in an emergency suspension order that the baby received life-threatening internal injuries while in child care. The mom, Alecia Boone, says doctors found that the girl's liver had been broken in two.

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