Recently, a woman lived every mother's worst nightmare when she picked up her two-month-old from a daycare facility in Cleveland, Ohio only to find that her baby was deceased.
"Hey, mama baby," Taylor Bush cooed to her tiny baby girl, Di'Yanni Griffin. It was a typical daily routine and Bush had just picked up her daughter from a daycare staff member, but on this day, she knew something was terribly wrong. As she held her, she realized that Di'Yanni's neck felt limp and her head hung loosely.
According to Metro, Bush stepped back into the home daycare facility with Di’Yanni in her arms and began to perform CPR while she called 911. Despite Bush's attempts to save her daughter's life as well as the paramedics who rushed to the daycare center, Di'Yanni was pronounced dead. A heartbroken Bush told local news, "She was everything to me. I'm hurt. I blame myself."
But Cleveland PD are currently investigating the daycare facility run by Danielle Townsend to discover if foul play or neglect is behind this tragic death in any way. An autopsy is currently pending. For her part, Townsend, who was not on the premises during the emergency, has insisted that baby Di'Yanni was alive and well while being cared for in her home daycare by her sister in her absence.
Townsend said that her sister called her and advised that Di'Yanni's mother should be called. When Townsend asked what was wrong, her sister said that the two-month-old was "breathing fast." The daycare owner attempted to call Bush but wasn't able to reach her. At that time, a 911 call was not initiated until Bush dialled for help herself while performing CPR.
Baby Di'Yanni's tragic passing remains a heartbreaking mystery and her mother as well as Cleveland PD are desperate for answers. At this time, Townsend's home daycare facility has not been accused of any charges and the police investigation is still very much underway.
We wish the Bush and Griffin families comfort and peace while dealing with their immense loss.