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.