What to Know
- The death of a 4-month-old baby at a Manhattan hotel last December is now being investigated as a homicide caused by asphyxia
- Two women with the baby who appeared to be intoxicated were taken into custody but later released
- The baby's mother, who lives in Delaware, says her stepdaughter had permission to take the child and she doesn't blame her for the death
The mysterious death of a 4-month-old baby at the Hotel Pennsylvania last year is now considered a homicide.
The Dec. 15 death of Dominic Green, of Delaware, was the result of asphyxia of "undetermined cause," the city's Medical Examiner said.
Police said Thursday that there are no arrests and they are still investigating the death.
A hotel employee called police in the wee hours of that Saturday morning after noticing that the infant wasn't moving while the two women accompanying him were trying to book a room.
When officers arrived, they found the baby unconscious and unresponsive. Dominic, who didn’t have any obvious signs of trauma, was taken to NYU Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Dominic's 24-year-old stepsister and her 26-year-old partner were taken into custody at the hotel at the time, the NYPD said. They were later released.
Police said the women were practically incoherent when officers arrived and that drugs were found at the scene.
The baby's mother, Dominique Green, later told reporters the boy was being cared for by her stepdaughter and her stepdaughter's fiancée.
They were supposed to take the baby back to Wilmington after a trip to Baltimore, but wound up going to New York.
Dominique Green has said she doesn't blame her stepdaughter for what happened.