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Mother arrested in 2022 death of 14-month-old child

Amber Comstock faces felony child abuse charges after Jan. 5th arrest
Posted at 3:04 PM, Jan 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-08 21:28:50-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A 32-year-old Colorado Springs woman is facing felony charges of child abuse resulting in death after the Nov. 2022 death of her child.

Colorado Springs Police were first called to the home of Amber Comstock in the 800 block of Costilla Street back on November 16, 2022 on reports of an unresponsive 14-month-old child. Despite attempting life-saving measures, police said the child did not survive.

After a January 2023 autopsy, the El Paso County Coroner's Office ruled the death a homicide, prompting a year long investigation by police. In a news release, officers said they conducted an exhaustive investigation that included reviewing the child's medical records.

On January 4, 2024 officers obtained an arrest warrant for Comstock, who was taken into custody the next day. She is currently being held in the El Paso County Jail on a $250,000 bond for the child abuse charges and $1,000 bond for failure to appear in an unrelated traffic case from 2019.

Comstock is scheduled for her first appearance hearing in an El Paso County courtroom at 2:15 p.m. on January 16, 2024.

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