Babysitter arrested in death of Conejos County child

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A babysitter has been arrested in the death of a 23-month-old girl in Conejos County.

Denise Cordova (DOB: 03/03/1975) was taken into custody by the Conejos County Sheriff's Office Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. 

The sheriff's office began investigating after the child was transported to a local hospital Jan. 31, 2023 with life-threatening injuries. The child later died. At the time of the incident, the child was in the care of babysitter Cordova.

CBI was asked to assist with the investigation.

Due to the ongoing investigation, a booking photo is not available at this time.

All media inquires will be handled by the 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office.