COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) — An 8-month-old baby died at a Coon Rapids, Minn. day care on Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the baby boy was put to sleep at about 1:15 p.m. at the in-home day care along Drake Street Northwest.

At 3 p.m., the care provider went to check on the child and noticed he was not breathing. Emergency services were contacted immediately and crews took the child to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the day care provider is being “completely cooperative” with investigators.

There were no signs of trauma or abuse, and foul play is not suspected.

The cause of death will be determined pending autopsy results.

Comments (16)
  1. The Editor says:

    Why was “completely cooperative” in parenthesis?

    It implies it isn’t true. And it is true.

    Shoddy and despicable reporting.

    1. Lance says:

      I think they are prefacing a comment by the authorities that implies the day care provider is being totally cooperative. I have an 8 month old son–I cannot imagine the pain involved for the parents and the day care provider. My heart goes out to them.

    2. No you aren't says:

      If the quality of the written report isn’t up to your standards then go somewhere else. The use of the quotations is probably more than like to show the reader that they are referencing what the authorities said.

      You do realize that most reporting is done on an extreme time crunch don’t you? Many of these are done within minutes of receiving the news itself and emphasis is to get the information out instantly so YOU can know what’s going on.

      Yet, you’re upset about the use of grammer and semantics.

      Stop nit picking.

      If you want to read for quality and enjoyment then get a book.

    3. Ellen says:

      Dear Editor: Actually it wasn’t in parenthesis, it was in quotation marks.
      It may not mean anything, as the writer perhaps just like how it looked
      in print.

      The autopsy will provide the truth, but meanwhile a child is dead and a
      family is in mourning.

    4. The Truth says:

      It was in quotation marks, not parentheses, and they did that because, duh, IT WAS A DIRECT QUOTE.

  2. Sarah says:

    It was quotation marks, not parentheses and it likely means that they want to convey that they don’t suspect the daycare provider of maltreatment or abuse.

  3. me says:

    why is it there is always an english major in the midst, correcting someone, or something, that has either been written, or spoken.

    Good lord, it gets old!!!!! Seriously….

    My sympathy’s to the Parents, and the Daycare worker….my heart goes out to them, you are all in my prayers….

  4. ummm... says:

    i wonder if the baby just recieved a series of vaccines?please respond.

    1. The Truth says:

      Doubtful. Vaccines are given at 6 months, and this child was 8 months old. However, I believe it takes a very special kind of paranoia to blame vaccines, that have saved millions and millions of lives, for the death of every infant.

        1. like says:

          seriously auto correct! WELL said……

      1. john says:

        Prove it. Vaccines have harmed far more than they have helped. Prove that they have saved anybody. We keep seeing people get sick and even die right after getting shots. Anyone who sticks all that mercury and aluminum in their kids arms is very ignorant of what is in the vaccine. Look at the ingredients!

    2. Joy says:

      I am wondering about the same thing!

  5. ok says:

    So sad wonder is it was sids?

  6. sympathetic says:

    What a terrible tragedy for these parents to have to endure. Can we do our part to assist them in their grief by refusing to feed the trolls, no matter how ignorant or paranoid the wingnuts may be?

  7. Megan says:

    The parents and care giver are in our thoughts and prayers. This amazing little boy that graced this world and us will be blessed to have had him in it.

    The above comments are not needed. At the end of the day grammar can take a back seat. To the incredibly serious event above. The suffering the parents, family and care giver are enduring are far more important. Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you!