Police investigate death of baby at West Side day care

    Credit: Hope Wallace.

    The San Antonio Police Department is investigating the death of a baby at a day care facility on the West Side.

    According to a source, a 6-month-old girl died at the day care on Monday.

    According to Hope Wallace, she got a call Monday afternoon from the April Michelle Lozano daycare that her daughter, Mila Wallace had stopped breathing.

    Mila was dead when rescue crews arrived at the Lozano home daycare.

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    Hope said her daughter had no health issues and was a happy and healthy baby girl.

    The cause of death is not known and it could take up to 12 weeks to complete the autopsy. No charges have been filed in the case.

    We have just learned the Department of Family and Protective Services, DFPS, has instructed the Lozano daycare to shut down during the investigation.

    We stopped by the facility on Wednesday; no one answered and a sign on the door indicated the facility was closed.

    The mother tells our station that she wants justice for her daughter.

    Previous inspection reports from the day care show the center was cited about a year ago after an inspector uncovered several problems - such as the caregiver not knowing CPR, the caregiver not washing their hands after changing a child, choking hazards on the floor and not giving children enough food for lunch.

    The Department of Family and Protective Services released a statement about the baby's death at the daycare:

    DFPS will investigate whether or not abuse/neglect occurred in this case, and we will also investigate the day care operation for any deficiencies in state standards. Findings from our investigation will be turned over to the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the state agency that licenses and regulates day care in Texas.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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