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Sandy Springs police seek babysitter accused in infant's death

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Police are seeking Caris Ayala, who is accused in accused in an infant's death. Police are seeking Caris Ayala, who is accused in accused in an infant's death.
Officers believe Ayala is traveling with her husband, Noe Castillo Ramirez, and their 7-month-old child. Officers believe Ayala is traveling with her husband, Noe Castillo Ramirez, and their 7-month-old child.
Angel Pantoja died after investigators say he suffered severe brain trauma. Angel Pantoja died after investigators say he suffered severe brain trauma.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -

Sandy Springs police have issued felony murder warrants for a babysitter accused in an infant's death.
 
Detectives say Caris Ayala was looking after the 5-month-old boy, Angel Pantoja, on October 5. She called paramedics to her Sandy Springs apartment after reporting him unresponsive.

Angel was transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta after investigators say he suffered severe brain trauma.

"We know that the child had severe injury to the brain and it was caused by, I don't know the medical term, but just a sudden and violent shaking," said Captain Steve Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department.

Angel died Friday night after doctors removed life support.

Ayala is now facing a felony murder charge. Police say shefailed to show up for a second interview with detectives.

Angel's mother, Xociel Carmona, said that she trusted Ayala.

"I never imagined this would happen with this person. I only saw her treat him well. I never imagined he was being hurt," Carmona said through a translator.

Officers believe she is traveling with her husband, Noe Castillo Ramirez, and their 7-month-old child and may be trying to leave the country. They fled about three weeks ago, according to police. Police have posted an all-points-bulletin that stretches from Georgia to Mexico.

"We think that probably because she has said she's from El Salvador, and indicated in the past that she's from Guatemala we think there's an effort there to perhaps leave the country," said Captain Steve Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department.

Angel's funeral will be on Wednesday, his mother said.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Sandy Springs Police Department at 770-551-3313. There is a $2,000 CrimeStoppers reward in the case.

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