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DSP Looking For Harrington Man In Connection With Infant Death

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44-year-old James Hammond, of Harrington 44-year-old James Hammond, of Harrington

HARRINGTON, Del. - A Harrington man is wanted by Police, after an infant reportedly died in his care.

Delaware State Police say they are looking for 44-year-old James Hammond, in connection with the death of 7-month-old Aubri Thompson, who was apparently in his care at his Harrington home on Commerce Street. According to the report, on February 28th, around 6:20 PM, Aubri was brought to Milford Memorial Hospital Emergency Room by her aunt, and her aunt's boyfriend, Hammond. The infant was reportedly being unresponsive at the house. According to the report, medical staff attempted to revive Aubri, but they were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at 7:29 PM.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit was contacted, and started an investigation. They reportedly found that since February 25th, Hammond and his girlfriend were caring for Aubri while her parents were out of state on vacation. Police say on February 27th, sometime between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM, Hammond was watching Aubri alone, when she allegedly fell out of the crib onto the floor, but didn't seek medical attention until the next day.

On March 1st, the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy, and ruled the manner of death as homicide by blunt force trauma.

Police say they have a warrant for Hammond's arrest, and have been unable to contact him at the Milford address where he has apparently been happening since the incident.

Anyone with information on Hammond's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Mark Ryde at 302-531-5891 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted to the DSP Mobile Crime App, texting DSP to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting the TipSubmit website.

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