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Baby hospitalized after nearly drowning in tub dies; case being investigated as a homicide


Added 07-23-19 10:13:01am EST - “Little Amelie Belle Perez succumbed to her injuries at Montefiore Children's Hospital on July 15, officials said.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Baby hospitalized after nearly drowning in tub dies; case being investigated as a homicide”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An 8-month-old Bronx girl hospitalized after nearly drowning in a bathtub has died and her death has been deemed a homicide, officials said Tuesday.

Little Amelie Belle Perez succumbed to her injuries at Montefiore Children’s Hospital on July 15, officials said.

She was rushed there in critical condition after her mother found her face down in the tub with the water running in the Murphy Houses in Fairmong on July 3.

“You’re really going to come here and ask me about my daughter?” the baby’s 23-year-old mother, Emily Ramirez, asked the Daily News Tuesday. “So you can put it in the news?"

Police have questioned Ramirez but, as of Tuesday no charges have been filed in the baby’s death. The NYPD’s Special Victims Child Abuse Squad is investigating.

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