In Greeley, family and friends of Navaeh Sandoval grieve her loss. She was a victim of possible Shaken Baby Syndrome and child abuse. Her father is charged in the crime. Weld County Coroner Chris Robillard said the baby died from blunt force head injuries and injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. Nevaeh Sandoval’s funeral will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 30th at Sunset Memorial Gardens located at US 34 Bypass and 35th Avenue in Greeley.
Factors that may put adults, infants and children at risk for abusive events such as SBS include: Infants less than one year age, male infants, infants of twin or multiple births, premature infants, infants with health problems and infants that have inconsolable crying spells.
Adults at risk for committing abusive acts include adults with poor coping skills, unrealistic expectations, substance abuse, former victims of abuse and adults with mental health problems. Environmental factors that usually culminate in abusive events include social isolation, dysfunctional family characteristics and socio-economic burdens. However, SBS may occur in any setting and it is important to know the signs and symptoms that may be present in an infant or child that may be a victim of SBS.