August 5th, Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into the death of 17-month-old Baylee. She was found dead in her crib that morning. Paramedics on the scene reported bruising on baby Baylee and what appeared to be a thumb print on her neck.
At the time of Baylee’s death, she lived in the home with her mother, Amanda Jayne Svenungsen (22), and her mother’s boyfriend, Cody Schartiger (26). According to police, there were several indicators that Baylee had been abused. However, at that time, her mother was only arrested and charged with failing to seek medical attention for her child.
This past Monday, after supplemental examinations and testing on Baylee, both Amanda and Cody were arrested and charged with criminal homicide. Baylee’s autopsy revealed she had a broken right arm, petechial hemorrhaging and significant bruising about her body.
Poor Baylee, my heartbreaks for her.
Both Amanda and Cody are being held without bond.
Side note: In a separate case Cody is being charged with aggravated assault ad endangering the welfare of children, after he was accused of trying to asphyxiate his previous girlfriend’s 3-year-old son in November 2010.
Rest in Peace, Baylee.