Detectives Say Girl 7 Months Old 'Not Expected to Survive Possible Child Abuse'

Patch file photo by Eric Reed
Patch file photo by Eric Reed
A 7-month-old girl was on life support Friday afternoon in Moreno Valley, where she was "not expected to survive" suspicious injuries, and homicide detectives were trying to learn more about how she was hurt, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Deputies responded to a report of possible child abuse at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, shortly after 5 p.m. Monday Dec. 23, Sgt. Todd Torrenti of the sheriff's Central Homicide Unit said in a statement.

Medical personnel told deputies a 7-month-old female was brought into the hospital having difficulty breathing, Torrenti said.

"After several medical procedures, it was determined the victim had suspicious injuries and was put on life support," Torrenti said. "The 7-month-old female is not expected to survive and is currently on life support for the purposes of organ donation."

Torrenti did not disclose who brought the girl to the hospital or whether the girl's parents have been identified, questioned or detained.

The sergeant urged anyone with more info regarding to call Investigator Dean at (951) 955-2777, or Detective Posson at (951) 486-6700.
sherry December 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Does anyone else notice that few survive in hospitals in the Inland Empire? The hospitals are making big $$ from organs. Makes me wonder.....
Callitlikeitis December 28, 2013 at 02:00 AM
You keep wondering Sherry.
Brenda December 28, 2013 at 05:19 AM
Poor baby my heart aches for you honey. I pray you sore with the angels in heaven with God as your father to love and cherish you like you should have been here on earth. Whoever did this to this baby I hope you rot and die the most horrible painful death that any one person can inflict on you. If it isnt done before you go to jail I am positive it will happen within 3 days of you being put in jail and/or prison. DO not segregate him or her either from general population. I hope it involves a arm and a nice piece of dental floss.
Steve Newman December 28, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Sherry- that is quite a stretch- and insensitive. What value would a 7 month old organs have? Think before you post.
Brenda December 28, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Sherry? I had skipped over your post before and now I wish I had not come back to read through again. That is a horrible assumption and I do not think its true.


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