UPDATE: Manly police said Tuesday that foul play is not suspected in the death of Haven Rozevink, a 7-month-old baby who died at a daycare. Police issued a press release Monday saying they were investigating the death.
The Manly Police Department says there was a 911 call on December 28 about a baby not breathing at 131 South Grant Street. Police, the Manly Volunteer Fire Department, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Fire and Rescue, and Mercy AirMed all responded to the scene. A seven-month-old female was found not breathing and not responsive. CPR was performed on the baby and she was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, where she was pronounced dead.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations and the Iowa Department of Human Services have been called in and an autopsy has been done, through police say the results are not yet available.
Those who live near the in-home daycare say their neighbors are like family to them and the situation is sad for the entire community.
"It had to be a fluke," said Cheryl Sluik of Manly. "She takes really good care of her kids and her babysitting kids. I can't say enough good about her or Jeremy. They're wonderful neighbors; they are like family to us."
Sluik says the owners of the in-home daycare have been in business for several years.