AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A 49-year-old woman accused of abusing a 7-week-old baby appeared in court Monday, the same day the infant died.
According to Lt. Edwards, Flores-Santillian does not speak English and ran a daycare out of her home. Other children were present at the time of the incident, but were not harmed.
Flores-Santillian was arrested and charged with child endangering and felonious assault. She is being held in the Summit County Jail on $1 million bond.
The Summit County Medical Examiner and Akron Police Department are investigating this case as a suspected homicide. Police say there could be more charges, but have not released details as to how the infant was hurt.
"We do know that there was some activity that caused that child to have severe trauma to her head and to her brain," said Akron Police Capt. Daniel Zampelli.
An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.
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