Neighbors: Home where Bronx baby suffered fatal injuries was a party house
Neighbors describe the Bronx home of a 3-month-old girl who died from a blunt-force injury to the head as a loud "party house" that was frequently rented to strangers.
Sherlin Camacho's death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner Wednesday.
She died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center after being rushed to the hospital last week with multiple injuries, including a bruised femur, fractured spine and broken rib.
She had gone into cardiac arrest at her parents' Honeywell Avenue home in West Farms.
Neighbors who live inside the building say they never heard a baby cry, but loud bangs always came from inside the apartment.
One tenant who lives inside the building says the home was rented out illegally and that it was no place for a baby.
The family's lawyer says the parents do not have a history with the Administration for Children's Services. They have, however, been questioned by police, in addition to a baby sitter and renter in the home.
Published reports initially indicated that police turned their investigation toward Camacho's 5-year-old brother, saying he was given a baby doll to demonstrate how exactly he handled his sister and told authorities she allegedly made him angry.
Police have not yet named any suspects in the case and say whoever harmed the child will be charged accordingly.