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SIDS ruled as cause of infant's death in Bradenton daycare

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A medical examiner has ruled that a baby who died at a Bradenton daycare center died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

Four-month-old Karissa Sanchez died in January at Children's Academy of Southwest Florida.

Investigators say a worker had placed her on her stomach in the crib.

SIDS is different from suffocation. But the Florida Department of Children and Families says placing infants on their backs to prevent SIDS is a basic rule the worker should've known.

A worker tested positive for cocaine and marijuana the day Sanchez died.

But no one has been charged.

DCF is denying the center's license renewal, but the center is still open while they appeal.

In the meantime, they're banned from caring for infants under one year old.




"SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history."

American SIDS Institute


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