Homicide Charges Issued in Death of 4-Year-Old

From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

On Friday, February 28, 2020, at approximately 7:00am, South Milwaukee Police officers and paramedics were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Montana Avenue for an unresponsive four year-old child.

Life saving efforts were performed on the child, but were unsuccessful and the child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

UPDATE

Our investigation revealed that the victim was physically abused and her death was ruled a homicide. The South Milwaukee Police Department made two arrests in connection with this case and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed the evidence. Jerome Millen, 22 years-of-age, has been charged with Physical Abuse of a Child, Repeated Acts Causing Death. The District Attorney’s Office also charged the victim’s mother, Christina Collado, 21 years-of-age, with Chronic Neglect of a Child Resulting in Death.

You can see more coverage from Fox 6.

As I wrote in a note to city employees yesterday … “I ask you to pray for our police, firefighters and paramedics today. They are husbands and wives, fathers and mothers who are forced to confront real evil in this world, firsthand. We should never take those sacrifices for granted, and recognize they grieve with all of us even as they do their jobs so well.”

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