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Dover child care center releases statement on infant's sudden death

Union Leader Correspondent

June 23. 2018 8:51PM

DOVER — The owners of Honey Hill Child Care released a statement Friday about the tragic death of a 3-month-old boy who was in their care when he was found unresponsive.

“Our collective hearts break for the family. There are no words that can express our sorrow other than to say that we extended our deepest condolences to them,” the statement said.

The statement was sent to members of the media by Timothy Ayer, an attorney at Shaheen & Gordon in Dover. It did not identify the people speaking on behalf of the child care center but did say they are working with police to understand the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

On Friday afternoon, nobody answered the door at the child care center at 57 Central Ave. There were no cars in the driveway and no indication the business was open.

Police released more details about the incident Friday but did not identify the child, saying only he was from Dover.

Lt. Brant Dolleman said nobody has been charged in relation to the incident.

“There’s no evidence of any criminal activity,” Dolleman said.

Dolleman said an autopsy conducted by the state’s chief medical examiner did not find anything suspicious and authorities do not believe any other child at the child care center was exposed to any danger.

On Thursday, police and fire departments were called to the scene about 1:50 p.m. for a report of an infant who was not conscious and not breathing. He was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover where he was pronounced dead.

According to, Honey Hill Child Care is licensed for up to 25 children and accepts babies as young as six weeks old. 

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