Scanner: Mother threatened to stab baby

Police investigating incident that resulted in child's death


— A Steamboat Springs infant died Thursday morning at Yampa Valley Medical Center of what may have been a knife-inflicted wound.

According to dispatches over emergency scanners Thursday morning, Steamboat Springs police and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue were called to the 800 block of Weiss Drive for a report of a domestic dispute. Subsequent dispatches indicated that a mother was threatening to stab or cut her 1-year-old child.

Two ambulances left the scene en route to the hospital. One of the ambulances transported a woman with a self-inflicted knife wound, according to the dispatches. The woman was reported to be conscious and cooperative.

Steamboat Springs police issued a news release Thursday that stated officers responded to Weiss Drive, where they "discovered an injured infant." The baby girl was transported to the hospital, where she died of her injuries, the release stated.

Police officials refused to comment further on the investigation. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg also declined comment, as did hospital officials.

No suspects had been processed at Routt County Jail as of early Thursday evening.

Several police vehicles and a Colorado Bureau of Investigation truck were parked in front of an apartment building at 870 Weiss Drive on Thursday afternoon.

Lance Clem, a spokesman for CBI, confirmed that agents with the organization assisted Steamboat Springs police with the investigation. He could not provide specific information about the investigation.

Clem said the agents were providing field and lab assistance.

"We can assist through the use of agents with the investigation itself and with forensic evidence from the crime scene," Clem said about the role CBI agents play when working with local law enforcement agencies.


katrinkakelly 9 years, 7 months ago

Temporary insanity would be the only answer! Where is the other half of this domestic dispute that turned into a murder?


id04sp 9 years, 7 months ago

Probably out looking for home school materials. Seems like that's a common thread.


dundalk 9 years, 7 months ago


Do you know anything about post partum depression? Are you a man?

While not all details are known, post partum depression is real and it affects more women in this country than you know.

The real loser in this whole mess is the innocent little child. The next victim is the murderer herself; that is to say, if she truly suffered from documented post partum depression.

The job of our doctors, mental health workers, and those closely related to these tragedies is often that too little is done before it is too late.

My sorrow goes out to this entire family for what must be an unbearable wave of grief and regret. Surely the powers that be have welcomed this little soul into a place of peace.


Matthew Stoddard 9 years, 7 months ago

Maybe feeling a bit stupid now? The husband was locked out and was the one who called 911. Home school materials? It's too damn early to be drunk, ID.


id04sp 9 years, 7 months ago

This is my day off, Kielbasa.

Leave it for another time.

We're also hearing this morning that the parents are now suspects in the case of the little girl who went missing in Europe while her folks were supposedly having dinner nearby.


Matthew Stoddard 9 years, 7 months ago

No, I want to know what you meant by that remark. dundalk seems to be wondering, also. It's an off-the-cuff remark that doesn't seem to mean a thing in this case, except to be construed as a heartless remark. I've also been looking on other news sites about the Europe connection. Where on Earth are you getting that? Not finding that on any news site, either. Just making this up as you go along?


Matthew Stoddard 9 years, 7 months ago

WHAT other case is in question? AOL isn't a site I visit, nor did it come up? Nothing in this particular story even mentions another case, let alone Europe kidnappings.


Matthew Stoddard 9 years, 7 months ago

Thanks, kingsride. The remark now makes sense but the context compared to this case still means nothing.


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