State Police Make Arrest in Death of Child

Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
November 20, 2007


   On Monday, 11/19/07, at approximately 11:45 a.m., State Police Troop-F was contacted by medical personnel and received a report of a suspicious death of a three-year-old child.  The report indicated that the child had been transported from a private residence 67 Hillcrest Road in Old Lyme to the Shoreline Clinic in Essex for medical attention   The child was provided emergency care at that facility and was then airlifted to Yale New Haven Pediatric E.R. where he was later succumbed to his injuries. Medical staff at both facilities reported that the child’s injuries were not consistent with initial reports provided to medical personnel and the State Police Central District Major Crime Squad Detectives were assigned to investigate the suspicious death of this three-year-old male child.

   State Police Detectives initial investigation revealed that the child’s mother, Sarah Slyter of 40 Ether Acre Lisbon, CT, and her boyfriend, the accused, had transported the injured child from the Old Lyme residence to the Shoreline Clinic in Essex  State Police Detectives conducted interviews of witnesses and obtained a search and seizure warrant from Superior Court to conduct a search of the residence located at 67 Hillcrest Road in Old Lyme. Detectives were searching for physical and forensic evidence in this investigation. Information and evidence discovered by State Police Detectives resulted in the accused being taken into custody by State Police and placed under arrest.


                 67 Hillcrest Rd.  Old Lyme, Ct.

CHARGES:  Assault 1st Degree and Risk of Injury to a Minor.

   Accused SADOSKY was processed and held at Troop F in Westbrook. He is presently being held on a one million dollar bond to be arraigned at the New London Superior Court on 11/20/07.

   The Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner will conduct a post mortem examination of the child to determine the exact manner and cause of death. The child has been identified as ANDREW SLYTER, DOB: 6/23/04. 

   State Police will continue this investigation and anticipate that additional/upgraded charges may be lodged in this case.


Lt. J. Paul Vance