Day care operator arrested in infant’s death

Ponca City Now - July 25, 2016 7:52 am

A 4-month-old baby girl rushed to a Tulsa hospital after being found unresponsive at an in-home daycare in Noble last week has died.

Friday, OSBI special agents and Noble police officers arrested Melissa Clark on a complaint of child abuse. She was the owner and operator of an in-home daycare center where the baby was found unconscious on July 19.

The baby was immediately transported to the Norman Regional Medical Center Emergency Room and then transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. The next day, the Noble Police Department requested OSBI special agents assist with this case. An OSBI special agent interviewed the girl’s doctor who confirmed the child's injuries were consistent with child abuse.

The Department of Human Services has shut down the daycare.


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