Infant Dies Nearly a Week After Being Found Unconscious

January 17, 2017 Updated: January 17, 2017

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.

Right after the girl was taken to the hospital, NYPD detectives began asking residents of the family’s home, including her father, mother, and namely her 5-year-old brother, the New York Post reported.

The young boy told police that Sherlin made him “angry.” He then demonstrated his rage on a life-size baby doll on how he would hold his sister by slamming it down and punching the doll, police sources told the Post.

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.

The girl’s entire family is now being investigated, PIX-11 reported.

No arrests have been made. The police department’s Bronx Child Abuse Squad is investigating and the Administration for Children’s Services is also investigating.

“It’s heartbreaking,” neighbor Miladys Rivera, 45, told the New York Post. “I have a 1-year-old granddaughter and a 4-year-old. I don’t understand how anyone would harm a child that’s so innocent.”

Antonio Quintara, 60, another neighbor, said he was heartbroken. “I have four kids myself,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.