Police continue to investigate 20-month-old’s death in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. – Rotterdam Police are continuing to investigate the homicide of a 20-month old child.

On September 3, 2014, at 12:25 p.m., the Rotterdam Police Department received a report for an unresponsive child at 4 Brookview Ct. Responding officers located Daniel Guevara and immediately began CPR until paramedics arrived and pronounced the child deceased.

Officers became suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the death and secured the scene as a crime scene. Rotterdam detectives then responded and began an investigation.

An autopsy was performed on September 3 and the official results were released on December 18 –revealing that the death has been ruled a homicide by asphyxiation.

“We are still looking to gain as much evidence. Part of that was waiting for the toxicology tests and autopsy results to come back,” said Lt. Michael Brown of Rotterdam PD.

At this time, authorities have not made an arrest in the case. The investigation is ongoing and police ask that anyone with information concerning this case contact them at #355-7397.

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