August 14, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Suspicious Death of Child

The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating the suspicious death of a 1-year old child. The child was found unresponsive in her crib on 08/11/09 by the adults living in the home shortly before 9:00 a.m. When emergency personnel arrived at the home in the 2300 block of North Fort the child was dead.

A preliminary autopsy was completed that afternoon, and based on those findings police have continued their investigation.

SPD Case Number: 09-34783

Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: 417-864-1751; Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd