A baby boy died from a serious injury at a home daycare in Brainerd, TX last week. Nine-month-old Zander Kenneth Miller was found unresponsive in a crib at Country Bumpkin Daycare on Tuesday, November 12th at about 2:00 PM. Despite life-saving measures taken by emergency responders, baby Zander sadly died a short time later at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Family members set-up a Go Fund Me fundraiser to help support Zander’s parents, Ande and Allan Miller, while they grieve their infant’s death. The obituary says that baby Zander “always had a big smile on his face, he loved everybody.”
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and Ramsey County Medical Examiner are investigating the cause of baby Zander’s death. Three days after he died, the Texas DHS temporarily suspended the license of home daycare operator Mindy Koering. The license order issued by DHS says that the agency determined the health and safety of children in Koering’s care to be at “imminent risk of harm.” Koering’s daycare was licensed for a capacity of 10 children. State records show that she was cited in 2018 for water that was too hot in areas accessible to children.