Medical examiner: No suspicious circumstances in death of 2-month-old Cleveland girl

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CLEVELAND– The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services suspended the license of Nana’s Home Day Care.

This follows the death of a 2-month-old baby.

The child’s mother says the infant was “lifeless” when she picked her up from the day care on June 18.

Here’s the statement from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services:

When a child dies while in the care of a family child care provider, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services can immediately suspend a provider’s license. Because of the tragic situation that occurred in Cleveland last week, ODJFS has suspended the license of Nana’s Home Daycare. The facility cannot continue to operate and care for children. Its license will remain suspended until the public children services agency completes its investigation or the provider’s license is revoked.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the child as Di’Yanni Griffin.

“The complete investigation of this case may take weeks before a final cause of death is available, but there is no indication of suspicious circumstances at this time,” said Dr. Thomas Gilson, the medical examiner.

Di’Yanni Griffin

The child’s mother, Taylor Bush, said when she picked up her child from the day care, she realized her baby needed immediate medical attention.

According to Bush, she went back inside the day care, began CPR on the baby and called 911. She said they were taken by ambulance to the hospital where Griffin was pronounced dead.

“When you handed me my daughter, my daughter was basically already dead,” said Bush.

Inspectors with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, say Griffin died while under the facility’s care.  “During the inspection it was determined that a ‘serious incident reporting for child care’ was not reported as required by the provider, administrator or designee for the incident that resulted in the death of a child.”

Cleveland police said they are awaiting an official cause of death from the medical examiner’s office.

If it’s determined the baby died under suspicious circumstances, investigators will resume the investigation.

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