Babysitter Missing After Boy Suffers Fractures - Norwood, MA
A 34-year-old babysitter is wanted for questioning in connection with the case of a baby who suffered injuries while in the woman's care. Norwood police are searching for Sueli Soares, who was caring for a 4-month-old baby boy when the boy suffered a number of injuries, including a fractured vertebrae and skull. Police say the boy's injuries are consistent with what would have happened if someone shook him.
Police say on Dec. 30, Soares was watching the baby named Nicholas. According to the police report, at some point Soares called 911 to report that the baby had refused to take formula and was choking. He was taken to an area hospital where doctors treated him for fractures.
Norwood Police, who have issued a warrant for her arrest, have been unable to find Soares. Initially police thought Soares, who is from Brazil, fled the country but she could be driving a light blue 2005 Chevy Trailblazer with Massachusetts license plate number 57Z-P94. Video
Update Tuesday, January 20, 2009:
Sitter Who May Have Harmed Infant Surrenders
A baby sitter who may have harmed an infant in her care surrendered to police on Tuesday, NewsCenter 5's Bianca de la Garza reported. Investigators said the incident happened on New Year's Eve at an apartment building in Norwood, where 4-month-old Nicolas Marcelino came during the day while his parents worked. His baby sitter is Sueli Soares, a 34-year-old married mother of two.
Soares will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Dedham District Court.