MILWAUKEE -- (WITI) -- A woman is now charged in the homicide of an infant on Milwaukee’s northwest side. The accused is 37-year old Claudette Mitchell. She has been charged with first degree reckless homicide.
According to the criminal complaint, police say seven-week-old Savaiyah Reid was found unresponsive at a daycare near 77th and Villard Tuesday afternoon, August 22nd.
The complaint indicates emergency responders noticed blood in Reid’s airway, a bruise in the shape of a thumbprint on her chest and scratches and bruising on her head.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy of Reid. Officials ruled the infant died from blunt force trauma to the head. The complaint says Reid “had multiple contusions and abrasions to the right and left side of the face, the forehead, nose, and cheek. Savaiyah Reid’s body also had bruising to the abdomen. An internal examination revealed multiple, too numerous to count, skull fractures.”
According to the criminal complaint, Mitchell said she was the only adult who had cared for the infant the day Reid died.