Mother arrested in babys death Posted on 05 May 2010. Jennifer Derose Blanchette was arrested for the death of her 5-month old baby. snip The 40 year old mother allowed deputies and Child Protective Services to enter the apartment. The authorities quickly located the body of the 5 month old. The Sacramento County coroner identified the child as Gracie Lynn Johnson. An investigation of Jennifer Derose Blanchette was initially opened April 8th. A family member had called the Rancho Cordova Police Department to check on the child. Deputies determined Blanchette was adequately caring for the child at that time. Those officers did report the mother to CPS for a follow up. On April 30th, CPS and a Rancho Cordova police officer went to Blachettes home again. They found the dead baby in a bassinet. The baby had been dead for at least a week. The coroner has not identified the cause of death. The child was a special needs baby and was born with a number of birth defects. http://www.fromthecapitol.com/mother-arrested-in-babys-death-1860 Rest in peace, little Grace Lynn.