Update: Autopsy After Infant Death; Investigation Continues

Police say no apparent connection between arrests made Monday night and the death of an infant at the same address Tuesday morning.

Update: 5:34 p.m. Wednesday
Naugatuck police say the investigation into the untimely death of an infant Tuesday morning is still "very active," and an autopsy has taken place, but they have no other new information to release.

An announcement Naugatuck Police issued at 3:54 p.m. stated:

"An autopsy was conducted today by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. It is not know when the results of the autopsy will be available."

"The investigation remains active and Detectives are examining all elements and circumstances leading up to the time this incident occurred."

Police gave a few more details about the unrelated domestic incident in the same home: Cherish Curtain, 32 and Jennifer Ramos, 27, were each charged wth disorderly conduct and released on $500 bonds. Each appeared Tuesday in state Superior Court in Waterbury.

Update: 10 p.m. Tuesday
Little information was available Tuesday night about the untimely death of an infant earlier in the day and the investigation remains active.

Officers and paramedics were called to 20 Diamond Street at 7 a.m. Tuesday for reports of an unresponsive child. Paramedics performed CPR and the infant was rushed to Waterbury Hospital, where it was later pronounced dead.

Naugatuck detectives and officers from the State Police Major Crime Division were at the scene Tuesday collecting evidence.

Two people — Cherish Curtin and Jennifer Ramos — were arrested at the residence Monday night for a domestic dispute, however neither woman was the child’s mother and the two incidents appear to be unrelated, according to Naugatuck police Lt. Bryan Cammarata.

Curtin and Ramos were both charged with disorderly conduct and released on $500 bond pending their arraignments Tuesday.

Original Story: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday
Naugatuck police and the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Unit investigators were at the scene of an untimely death of an infant on Diamond Street Tuesday.

Officers received a report of the infants death around 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to Naugatuck police.

No further details were immediately available. Check back with Naugatuck Patch for more as information becomes available.

Richard Stebar April 23, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Exactly Amanda, the night before they were arrested and it Involved a cell Phone from what I read, not hurting a baby and right away Nini is talking these 2 ladies did something to the baby. If in fact it was foul Play, they will be Prosecuted, it could end up being just medical. If the baby was crying all day, maybe the Parents should have had the baby checked out though.
Amanda K Hill April 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM
I hope no one hurt that poor baby. However, what is raising my suspicion is that DCF took custody of the family's other children after this incident. Not sure if that was due to something revealed in the police investigation or if its protocol to remove children from the home when the cause of another child's death is unknown. Crying all day could have been caused by an unknown medical issue, but it also made me speculate other things in my mind....I won't speculate here because I don't feel its appropriate. Time will tell.
chuck April 24, 2014 at 05:18 AM
If there was foul play, some might be wondering if a "capital offense" was committed. Richard, however, has committed another kind of "CAPITAL OFFENSE."


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