Louisiana police are searching for a 24-year-old woman after her child was hospitalized with multiple fractures and broken jaws. According to authorities in Baton Rouge, the woman is accused of injuring her three-month-old daughter. 

Baton Rouge Police Department said 24-year-old Kayla Simmons is wanted for cruelty to juveniles. The infant was allegedly brought to the hospital in March 2020 with multiple fractures. Police records show that those injuries included fractured ribs, a fractured left femur, fractured left and right tibia and a broken jaw. 

The hospital told police that the child's jaw was broken close to the time when she was admitted and that the other injuries were about one to two weeks old, according to WBRZ. The report added that police spoke with Simmons who said only she and her babysitter watch her daughter. The mother also said that the child is never left alone with the father. 

Simmons allegedly also claimed that a week prior to the incident her child had been cleared by her pediatrician as healthy. Police learned that the child's babysitter had moved to Texas about a week before the child was hospitalized.

Simmons is wanted for second-degree cruelty to juveniles, however, an arrest is yet to be made. The child is currently in protective custody. 

Police urged the public to help with anyone w information on Simmons' whereabouts. Those with any leads must contact Baton Rouge Police at 225-389-3853 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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In another incident, a northeast Missouri woman was arrested and charged after her newborn baby drowned in toilet water. The woman, identified as Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, of Kirksville, was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kirksville Police Department and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

The crime happened in a restroom at the Smithfield Foods plant in Milan, Missouri, where the woman works. Investigators said Kambamba knowingly allowed her boy to drown in the toilet water after she had given birth. She was charged with first-degree murder and second-degree murder. An autopsy revealed evidence consistent with a drowning victim.