Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-444

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 12, 2013
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    Death Investigation

    Infant found wedged between mattress and wall.
    • Friday
    • November 8, 2013
    • Time: 3:45 PM
    • 10216 Oasis Palms Dr.
    • Tampa, FL

    Involved:

    Babysitter:
    Ve Le
    DOB: 12/31/45
    10216 Oasis Palm Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Victim:
    Kim Le
    DOB: 03/06/13
    5095 Cross Pointe Dr.
    Oldsmar, FL

    Details:

    On November 8, 2013 at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies and paramedics responded to 10216 Oasis Palms Drive reference a 8-month-old infant that was reported unresponsive.

    The babysitter was caring for the infant and placed her down for a nap on the bed. The babysitter placed pillows and comforters in between the wall and the bed where the infant was sleeping. The infant rolled over while asleep and landed in between the wall and the mattress. She was wedged between the pillows and comforters and was found unresponsive by the babysitter's granddaughter when she came home from school. The infant was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time after arrival.
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