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Police Believe California Babysitter Accused of Killing 15-Month-Old Toddler May Have More Victims

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Source: Beaumont Police Department; Unsplash

Jul. 9 2023, Published 3:08 p.m. ET

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A woman in California is in custody for causing the death of a toddler she was babysitting earlier this year, and she's suspected of possibly having more victims, officials alleged.

On April 26, an investigation began after police were notified by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office about the death of a 15-month-old child, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

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Officials said the toddler suffered a head-injury while in the custody of a babysitter, later identified as 37-year-old Heather Greenman.

Greenman reported the child had fallen while running and was taken to an area hospital for swelling of the head and bleeding on the brain, according to authorities. The child died while at the hospital.

Police determined the incident occurred at the child’s home in Beaumont while in the babysitter's care.

During the investigation, officers located a second victim, a 2-year-old child, who had suffered from several serious injuries while Greenmail was watching the toddler, but those injuries were never reported, officials said.

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The child was also being cared for in their family’s home in Beaumont but was not hospitalized at the time.

On June 29, Greenman was arrested and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility.

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She has been charged with first-degree murder, child abuse, and abuse resulting in death, officials said. Her bail was set at $1 million.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information about this case to contact the Beaumont Police Department Detective Sergeant at (951) 769-8500. Information can also be reported anonymously at


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