Brawley PD

BRAWLEY — The Brawley Police Department and Brawley Fire Department responded to a residence on the 600 block of North Imperial Avenue December 30, 2020, at around 9:47 a.m., in reference to a medical emergency involving a two-month-old infant. Due to a life-threatening injury, the infant was flown, via Mercy Air Ambulance Service, to Rady Children’s Hospital. The infant later passed away.

As a result of the subsequent criminal investigation by the Brawley Police Department Investigations Division, the infant’s 15-year-old father was taken into custody for the alleged murder of the infant. The juvenile suspect was booked into the Imperial County Juvenile Hall.

The Brawley Police Department would like to extend their appreciate to Homeland Security Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children, IVBEST Human Trafficking and Smuggling Division, Rady Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Specialists, Imperial County Social Services, and the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office for their prompt and professional assistance.

This continues to be an ongoing criminal investigation. Anyone with additional information pertaining to this case should contact Detective Sergeant Rotner at (760) 351-7777.

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My condolences to All The Family affected by this including the teen involved because I believe someone in that position needs to be supported also. I dont know the people involved in this situation but I feel everyone is Innocent until proven guilty. My question is where were the adults in this family? Highly doubt he lived on his own? It would be nice to have more information. News without any real information is gossip. Please be more thorough

Kathy Alexander

A very sad situation for those involved with the death of this child. As a former social worker I know how tough this has got to be for all the first responders as well as those ongoing investigations. My thoughts are with all of you. Do you have big hearts and I know how deeply this is affecting all of you involved! Thank you for your dedication and service for the difficult tasks you have before you. Stay safe everyone!

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