State accuses former day care owner of child abuse in death of young child

DENVER -- The Colorado Department of Human Services has accused a former day care owner of child abuse in the death of a 13-month-old baby.

The day care operator, Stephanie Hill, ran the center out of a home.

In documents obtained by the FOX31 Problem Solvers, the child suffocated in tangled bedding, which was being used in place of a mattress.

The documents also revealed Hill was cited in October for violating safe sleep requirements for an infant.

Hill's day care license has been suspended pending further proceedings.

The Denver Police Department said the case remains an "open death investigation."

Attempts to reach Hill for comment were unsuccessful.