Man Arrested As Police Probe Baby’s Suspicious Death

SANTA ANA (CBS) — Police Sunday arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of inflicting injuries on an 18-month-old girl that caused her death.

Santa Ana police Cmdr. Steve Colon says Juan Carlos Aguilar of Santa Ana has been booked at the Santa Ana jail.

According to Colon, police received a call about noon Saturday from Coastal Community Hospital regarding the suspicious death of the girl. She was unconscious and not breathing when she was brought in.

“Medical staff saw the suspicious injuries and called the police department,” Colon added. “Staff saw fractured ribs, retinal hemorrhaging and bruises throughout the body.”

It was unclear whether bail for Aguilar had been set.

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