Monroe Township day care owner dies by suicide after baby found with brain injuries

Police still investigating

By Jermont Terry - Reporter, Kayla Clarke

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Investigators said a Monroe Township day care owner died by suicide just days after a 3-month-old boy was removed from the day care with significant brain injuries.

Investigators with Michigan State Police are still trying to figure out exactly how the baby's injuries happened. The baby has significant brain trauma, according to police.

On Feb. 5, a 3-month-old infant was taken from the Live, Laugh, and Learn Daycare in Monroe
Township to Promedica Children’s Hospital in Toledo after he was reported unresponsive.

Police said someone found the baby unconscious and rushed the baby to the hospital where it was determined the baby had brain injuries. Michigan State Police said the injuries are consistent with abuse.

The day care owner, Jamie Vanslambruck, became the subject of a criminal probe -- but before police could question her she died by suicide.

"I'm shocked this happened. I'm really shocked that this happened," a Monroe resident said.

State police are not revealing much about the investigation.

READOwner of Monroe Township day care found dead days after police begin investigating business

The owner of a Monroe Township day care was found dead only days after Michigan State Police launched a criminal investigation against her and the child care business.

The 3-month-old is still recovering at Children's Hospital in Toledo.

If anyone has information related to the case, call police at 734-242-3500.

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