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Avon woman charged in infant son's death

AVON - An infant boy is dead, and his mother is in jail facing felony charges stemming from his death.

Tanya Amanda Baca, of Avon, was arrested and jailed Wednesday on charges of domestic violence, third-degree assault and child abuse causing death, said Avon Police Lt. Greg Daly.

Baca, 30, is being held in the Eagle County jail on a $50,000 cash bond, or $500,000 surety bond, set by Eagle County Judge Katharine Sullivan.

At 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, Avon Police responded to the Vail Valley Medical Center to investigate injuries to a 3-month-old infant from Avon.

The child was airlifted from Vail to Children's Hospital in Aurora, where medical personnel continued to try to save him, Daly said.

"After advanced medical attempts to save the child, the child died," Daly said.

Avon Police detectives continue to investigate this incident in conjunction with the Eagle County Coroner's Office and Eagle County Health and Human Services.

Baca returns to court at 1 p.m. Wednesday for her attorney's first appearance.

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The VailDaily Updated Jun 9, 2012 02:01PM Published Jun 9, 2012 01:56PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.