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Juan Cardenas Found in Baptismal Pool

Juan Cardenas Found in Baptismal Pool

Starr Austen & Miller are investigating the death of 1-year-old Juan Cardenas who was found submerged in a baptismal pool Wednesday at a day-care center he attended located in Praise Fellowship Assembly of God, 6700 Michigan Road, on Indianapolis’ Northwest side.

According to police, a therapist had arrived to begin a session with the boy, but he could not be found.  Employees were asked to help look for Juan and they told police that they found him in the baptismal pool, which contained water about 2′ deep.  Baptismal pools generally hold water for baptism and vary in size and shape.  He was found about 1:45 p.m. and taken to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The day-care center has about eight employees and cares for 30 to 45 children of various ages.  Police do not suspect that Juan was a crime victim but investigators from IMPD’s Homicide and Child Abuse Units are investigating with the assistance of Child Protective Services.  The cause of death will be determined after an autopsy, according to a news release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

A report on the Indiana Family and Social Services Adminstration’s website of an inspection at the day-care center in November fuond some deficiencies relating to missing documentation of current universal precautions training, which include day-care providers completing a first-aid course every three years and fire evacuation training.  To read more, click here.

Since 1982 Starr Austen & Miller, LLP has emerged with a strong reputation as a small, passionate firm that takes on large, complex cases.  Currently, Starr Austen & Miller, LLP has pending litigation against DuPont for the environmental damages caused by their Imprelis product.  Starr Austen & Miller, LLP handle securities fraud cases, truck and construction accident cases, and multimillion dollar, nationwide class actions.

[Sources: Huffington Post, Fox59]