A 4-month-old baby was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon after a day care worker in Levittown found the infant non-responsive after a nap, according to Nassau Police.
According to police officials, the owner of the day care, Karen Shriver, placed the infant to sleep at approximately 11 a.m. When she went to wake him at 12:30 p.m., she saw that the baby was not breathing and was showing signs of lividity. She began to administer CPR and was doing so when police arrived. The Levittown Fire Department transported the baby to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 1 p.m.
A cause of death was not yet known and is dependent on an investigation from the medical examiner's office. Nassau Police Det. Vincent Garcia said at the scene that no apparent criminality is involved, but they will continue to investigate. As of press time, no charges were filed against the day care owner.
Police said that there were nine children and two employees at the daycare center at the time of the incident. Several parents were seen arriving to pick up their children as police remained at the home.
The child resided in Syosset.
Kay Shriver, Inc. is a licensed and registered day care with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. An initial search on the site did not find the exact address.