CCSO: Babysitter arrested in death of 23-month-old child

CONEJOS COUNTY — A babysitter, identified as Denise Cordova, 47, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 24, by the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the death of a 23-month-old child.

According to a Friday late-night press release from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the child was transported to a local hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 31, with life-threatening injuries. The child died.

The Conejos County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation with assistance from CBI. That investigation revealed that the child was in Cordova’s care at the time of the incident.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no additional information is available at this time.