Infant Dies At Home Day Care Run By Norwalk Mayor’s Daughter

NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State police have taken over the investigation into the death of an infant at a home day care run by the daughter of Norwalk’s mayor.

The Hour of Norwalk reports the 4-month-old girl was receiving CPR when emergency responders arrived on Wednesday afternoon after receiving a call that there was a medical emergency at the day care.

The infant was later pronounced dead at Norwalk Hospital.

The Hour reports that Mayor Harry Rilling’s daughter, 47-year-old Christine Limone, has run a licensed day care from the home since June, 2002. No charges have been filed.

State Rep. Mildred Rose, who is on the legislature’s select committee on children, notes this is the fourth infant death at a home-based childcare center in Connecticut and she’s calling for hearings when the legislature reconvenes.

“I’m deeply concerned,” she told WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau.”I’m deeply disgusted with what happens and it just should not happen.”

Connecticut has more than 2,100 family-run day care centers, but many lawmakers believe these centers are under-regulated and plagued with problems, Schneidau reported.

A phone number listed for Limone was no longer in service Thursday.  The mayor did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

The chief medical examiner’s office says an autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.

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