Release* Date: October 28, 2010
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: October 28, 2010
Toddler’s death ruled accidental
The conclusion was reached following the completion of an intensive investigation by the Perth Amboy Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that the child died of asphyxia in combination with two respiratory ailments, identified as bronchopneumonia and bronchitis.
It was further determined that the child became trapped when he pushed his head through an opening between the mattress and plastic mesh siding of his crib. As a result, pressure to the child’s neck from the mattress and mesh siding restricted the flow of oxygenated blood to his brain.
investigation began after police received a 911 call at 10:35 a.m. on May 17,
2010 from Maggie’s Little School, a day care center on
arrived and attempted to revive the child, who was taken to
of the child, who was a resident of