Williamsburg mother charged in death of infant

Posted at 11:00 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 17:19:16-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - A Williamsburg woman has been arrested for child abuse after her child died from injuries determined to be the result of

Juana Iriselda Escobar Portillo


Williamsburg Police responded to a home in the 1300 block of N. Mt. Vernon Avenue on September 29 after receiving calls for medical help for an infant.

When they arrived at the scene, officers began investigating the event while the baby was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

The baby's injuries were later determined to indicate abuse. The baby died October 4 as a result of the injuries.

On October 13, the investigating officer obtained one felony charge of child abuse against the baby's mother, 29-year-old Juana Iriselda Escobar Portillo.

She turned herself in on October 16 at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.