NYPD: 9-year-old died from blunt force trauma; mother charged with murder
The mother of a 9-year-old girl is facing a murder charge after it was determined by police that the child died from a blunt force trauma in their Crown Heights apartment.
Shalom Guifarro’s body was found following a 911 call made by employees of a restaurant below the apartment where she lived with her mother and sister. The employees complained of a foul odor.
At the scene, police say the girl had trauma to her head and her body. The restaurant owner says the mother and the two girls had lived there for about two years.
The child’s 13-year-old sister was questioned by police and was released.