Cleveland mom drops 2-month-old baby at daycare only to pick her lifeless body up when she returned
When Taylor Bush went to pick up her 2-month-old daughter Di'Yanni Griffin from Nana's Home Daycare in Cleveland, she found the child needed immediate medical attention
An Ohio mother's worst nightmare came true when she went to pick up her baby at the daycare, only to find her lifeless body. Taylor Bush had gone to pick up her two-month-old daughter Di'Yanni Griffin from Nana's Home Daycare in Cleveland on Giddings Road, where she had dropped the baby off earlier, only to find that the child needed immediate medical attention. Multiple investigations are underway to understand the events of the day.
Bush told Fox, "So I go to walk out the door and I close the door behind me so I'm like, 'Hey, mama baby'. I realize her neck is, just, she's just lifeless. She was my everything." The mother told the news outlet that she had begun CPR on the child and called emergency respondents. But, when the baby was taken to the hospital, she was pronounced dead. "When they handed me my daughter, my daughter was basically already dead," Bush said.
Cleveland police are awaiting the medical reports of the child and if the results seem suspicious, they will dig deeper. The Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services is also investigating the death. "The county agency is conducting an investigation and actively working with child protective services and law enforcement. ODJFS would make the final determination on whether to suspend Nana’s Home Daycare license if the county agency recommends suspension," a spokesperson said in a statement.
The Daycare's owner Danielle Townsend, however, had a different story altogether. She reiterated that the child had been alive while she was at the Daycare, although she had been ill. "My sister calls me and says, 'Call her mother'," said Townsend. "I said, 'Well, her mother just texted me; what's wrong?' She said, 'The baby is breathing fast'." Townsend told the news outlet that she had been in daycare services for 15 years and that she had worked on her own facility for three. She also said that she had told Bush to take the baby to the hospital because she was ill.
"No infant died at my daycare at all," Townsend said. "Period. Point-blank. The infant died at the hospital from natural causes. Nothing like this has ever happened before," Townsend said. "Never, ever in my life."
Bush, in another interview with WKYC3, said that they had been aware that the baby had stopped breathing. "They told me about how cold my daughter was that she had stopped breathing a long time ago," she said.
There were no bruises on her body. However, the Daycare has had issues with many violations before, including unsanitary conditions, hazardous outdoor conditions and a lack of first aid. They also had a lack of CPR certifications, immunizations and insurance, reported the news outlet. "They showed no remorse, no apologies, not anything, no 'sorry for your loss', no condolences," said Bush adding, "I want justice for my daughter."
A GoFundMe campaign has been started by Bush to fund her daughter's funeral. "I'm trying to raise money towards memorial services for my beautiful baby girl Di’Yanni Griffin, I just want my daughter to have a proper nice burial."