2-Month-Old Bronx Girl Dies Nearly a Week After Being Found Unconscious

What to Know

  • A 3-month-old baby girl has died after she was rushed to the hospital for cardiac arrest last week
  • The baby had fractures to her skull, ribs, and leg as well as small cuts to her fingers
  • This is the latest high-profile case of child abuse amid greater scrutiny of the city's child welfare agency

A 2-month-old Bronx girl has died nearly a week after she was taken to a hospital with numerous injuries including a fractured spine.

Police say Sherlin Camacho died Monday morning at Montefiore Hospital.

Officers found the girl on Jan. 10 after responding to a 911 call of an infant having difficulty breathing.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she was listed in critical condition until Monday.

Police say she had a broken tibia, a spinal fracture, a bruised femur, a broken rib and retinal damage.

No arrests have been made. The police department's Bronx Child Abuse Squad is investigating.

The incident is the latest of several high-profile cases of child abuse throughout the city. Administration for Children's Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion announced her resignation in December amid growing scrutiny of the city's child welfare agency following the deaths of 6-year-old and 3-year-old boys.

A probe by Comptroller Scott Stringer's office last month found that at least 10 children died under ACS watch, several of whom were high-risk cases.

"We are deeply concerned by this troubling news and are investigating the circumstances leading to this incident, along with the NYPD," an ACS spokesperson said in an emailed statement to NBC 4 New York Wednesday.

The spokesperson added that confidentiality laws precluded the agency from commenting on specific cases.

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