Death of 10-month-old boy at Millsboro daycare under investigation

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MILLSBORO – Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the death of a 10-month-old boy that occurred Wednesday afternoon at a daycare in Millsboro.

According to state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier, troopers were dispatched to

Handy’s Little Disciples daycare, located at 28194 Layton-Davis Road, around 2:15 p.m. Jan. 28 after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the home stating a 10-month-old child was unresponsive.

Preliminary investigation suggests a daycare worker attempted to wake the 10-month old boy from a nap, but found the infant unresponsive, Cpl. Fournier said.

The child was transported by Emergency Medical Service to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes where he was eventually pronounced dead, said Cpl. Fournier.

The child 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.

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