Officials: Baby died at in-home day care in Michigan

Associated Press

Kentwood — Officials say an infant died at an in-home day care center in western Michigan after the operator failed to get him proper medical attention.

Police got a call Feb. 19 about a medical emergency at the Grand Rapids home of 3 ½-month-old Cooper Fales, and the baby was pronounced dead. Cooper was in a car safety seat with a blanket over the top for warmth when his father picked him up at the day care in nearby Kentwood.

No charges have been filed in the death. The operator denies wrongdoing.

Police in both cities were collaborating because it was initially unclear where the baby died. The Grand Rapids Press and WOOD-TV report details about the location of the death were revealed in a neglect case involving the operator’s 11-year-old son.