A tragic incident unfolded as a Boulder woman was arrested on suspicion of killing her two-month-old son after a period of disappearance on Saturday. Anna Englund, 29, has been taken into custody and is being investigated for first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.
The baby passed away at Boulder Community Hospital on Saturday night.
Earlier that day, concerned about the woman’s well-being due to a possible mental health crisis, Boulder police were requested to conduct a welfare check. However, upon arriving at her residence in north Boulder around 4:30 p.m., the officers discovered that Englund had already left.
Witnesses informed the police that she had left in her car with the infant.
Subsequently, a statewide “attempt to locate” bulletin was issued by the Boulder police for Englund and her baby. Several hours later, at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers spotted Englund’s vehicle as she arrived at Boulder Community Hospital. They intercepted her in the hospital parking lot.
Rushing to the emergency room, the officers brought the baby inside, where unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at 10:48 p.m. The details surrounding the infant’s cause of death and the presence of visible injuries remain undisclosed at this time. Englund was en route to the hospital when she was located by the police.
The Boulder County coroner will conduct an examination to determine the exact cause and manner of the child’s death.
According to online jail booking records, Englund was booked into the county jail at 5:43 a.m. on Sunday. Further investigations have revealed that she does not have any prior criminal history in Colorado, according to court records and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
This heartbreaking incident has deeply affected the community, emphasizing the importance of mental health support and intervention.
The authorities are working diligently to gather all relevant information and understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic event. The case will proceed through the legal system as the investigation continues.