Death of three-year-old in Greece ruled a homicide

The death of 3-year-old Brook Stagles has been ruled a homicide by the Monroe County Medical Examiner. (Photo provided by family)

(WHAM) - The death of 3-year-old Brook Stagles has been ruled a homicide by the Monroe County Medical Examiner.

According to the Rochester Police Department, no arrests have been made, but family and friends are coming forward about red flags raised - some wishing they did more.

That includes Robin Reyome, who ended up driving Brook to the hospital. Reyome has an 11-year-old son, Dylan, with Brook's father, Michael Stagles.

Reyome said she was in and out of his home often so her son could visit his father.

"This little girl didn't deserve this - she was a helpless little girl," Reyome said. "She was something special and she deserved way better."

Reyome said two days before Brook's death, she urged Michael Stagles and his girlfriend to take Brook to the hospital. She went to pick up her son from Michael's home and noticed people passed out on the floor.

"I saw Brook and I paused," Reyome said. "It was like a horror movie. She looked like death."

Reyome knew something was terribly wrong and thought Brook looked gravely ill. Reyome said she woke Michael up and insisted she drive Brook to the hospital.

"I watched them put that baby in the car and drive off," Reyome said.

She said they never went.

"I thought he was going to take her to the doctor," Reyome said. "He said he was going to take her. He thought of himself before his daughter because he thought he was going to get in trouble."

On Saturday night, Reyome said she checked in on Michael to see how Brook was feeling. Reyome said Brook had two black eyes and bruises all over body. She said Michael asked Brook how she got hurt. Reyome said Michael told her that Brook said she fell down the stairs.

Brook died Monday, the day after Robin drove she and her father to the hospital. Family and friends said the truth will come out.

"We need to find out what happened this this baby," Reyome said, sobbing. "I should have done more. I should have done more. I should have done more."

Reyome said she has been cooperating with investigators and feels guilty about not doing more.

The Rochester Police Department said they have no persons of interest at this time since the investigation is in its early stages.

13WHAM News will continue to provide updates to this story as they are made available.

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