3 Toddlers Died in Separate Unlicensed Daycare Incidents This Week: 2 Were in Houston

A'Niah Davila-Torres

It has been a sad week with the deaths of three small children who died in unrelated daycare incidents. Two of these incidents happened in Houston.

The first of these incidents was the death of a 2-year-old girl that was scalded in a bath in Houston at about 9:30pm on Thursday. The caretaker did not call 911 or realize how bad the toddler’s burns were until a few hours after the incident. She was flown to the hospital, where she died. She had second and third degree burns in over 60% of her body. Residents of the Oaks at Greenview apartment say that the mother’s screams could be heard throughout the entire complex.

The woman caring for the little girl was not registered as a childcare provider. This prompted police to start an investigation to determine if this was an illegal daycare operation. The law states that someone who is receiving regular payment for caring for a child that is not related to that person must be registered with the state.

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The second incident was a 2-year-old boy, Leon St. Rose, who was found dead in his crib at his babysitter’s house, also in Houston. Leon was found face down in his crib. Police found no signs of foul play, but they are awaiting the results of the autopsy to confirm the cause of death. The caretakers in this incident were also not licensed, so police are investigating the possibility of it being an illegal daycare. You can visit chron.com/houston/article/Girl-2-dies-after-found-burned-in-east-Harris-5662762.php to read more about these two incidents.

The third incident was A’Niah Davila-Torres (pictured above), an 18-month-old girl who died on Friday night after being kept alive though life-support systems for a couple of days at St. Francis Hospital. She was taken to the hospital by a daycare provider and her boyfriend with traumatic injuries. The family blames the childcare provider, which was also unlicensed. Authorities are investigating. Read more about this tory at delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/08/02/wilmington-police-investigating-toddlers-death/13531801/.

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