"I can hardly get a grip on it".
Police are investigating where the adults were in the home at the time of the alleged incident, and that an autopsy to reveal the official cause of death is planned.
The 1-year-old boy was found dead in the home Friday morning after apparently being left unsupervised for an extended period, said Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis.
The suspect is an 8-year-old girl, and the primary witness is age 5, making the case very tough for officers, Lewis said.
Bryanna Reasonover, the boy's mother, said that she found her son's body in a playpen when she went to pick up three children she had dropped off the previous night.
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The 8-year-old is being interviewed by police, Lewis said. Reasonover said she returned to Keysha Keepers on Friday after work and found her son unresponsive in a Pack 'n Play, according to WOODTV.com.
"When his face rolled over he had all these bruises on the side of his face", she told Fox 17.
According to Bryanna, none of the daycare workers had any idea that her son had been injured prior to her arriving to pick him up. Lewis had said earlier he didn't believe the child had visible injuries. "If you're a child and break something, you try to hide it". It has only been licensed by the state of MI since November of 2016 and operates 24 hours a day, six days a week (it is closed Saturday).
The license allows Collins to care for up to a dozen children. Police were seeking advice from doctors on the best placement for the young suspect, whether it be with family, a foster care home or some other setting, Lewis said.
A 1-year-old boy was found dead at a MI daycare.