Infant removed from Windsor home day care dies from injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome

WINDSOR, Colo. - Windsor police are investigating a woman who runs an unlicensed day care center after a 7-month-old boy died Thursday morning from injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

The baby, Layton Haggard, was taken by ambulance from the home day care on March 21 after someone called 911 to report an infant was having difficulty breathing, said Windsor Police Lt. Rich Higuera.

The infant was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Doctors there told police that the baby suffered from injuries and symptoms consistent with shaken baby syndrome and had him airlifted to Children's Hospital in Aurora. 

"We’re obviously looking at the daycare provider, because it appears that that’s the best starting point," said Higuera. "But we are talking to everyone and determining through our investigation, so that we can decide whether this is a criminal or not a criminal matter."

7NEWS learned that the baby was declared brain dead on March 22. His life support was pulled last week but he managed to survive for a week without machines. His family never left his side.

Layton was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. Thursday.

The Weld County Coroner's Office will be conducting an autopsy on Friday to determine his cause of death, Higuera said.

The woman who runs the day care out of her home at 342 Telluride Drive is Trina Loucks. Loucks was caring for five children at the day care, including two of her children, Higuera said.

The children ranged in age from 7 months to 3 1/2 years old. It's not clear how long she has been running the day care out of her home.

Loucks was acquaintances with Layton's parents. Layton's mother had just returned to work from maternity leave and Layton was only in the day care center for 2-3 weeks before he was hospitalized.

Loucks was the only adult in the house at the time of the incident. Loucks' house is located in a new development of single family homes off of County Road 68 and Highway 257. Higuera said police have not been called to the home before.

No arrests have been made in the case but police are investigating the case with the Weld County Department of Human Services and the coroner's office.

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