From the message from South Milwaukee Police Chief William Jessup, on the department Facebook page …
On February 28, 2020, SMPD officers and SM Fire Dept. paramedics responded to a home in the 400 block of Montana Ave for an unresponsive four year-old girl, who was later pronounced deceased. Through a comprehensive investigation by numerous SMPD officers, along with help from community members, suspects were quickly located and arrested.
Further investigation and interviews led to the successful prosecution of Jerome Millen and Christina Collado. Collado has subsequently pleaded guilty to Chronic Neglect of a Child – Causing Death, and Millen has pleaded guilty to 1st Degree Reckless Homicide and two counts of Child Abuse – Intentionally Causing Harm.
While this case is tragic and horrific, we’d like to acknowledge the contributions of citizens and all of our personnel who exemplified the utmost professionalism and care in working this case. We give our deepest condolences to the family as they mourn their loss, and we hope they find peace.
Thanks to everyone on the department who worked on this tragic and difficult case. Here is the original story.