An infant girl died Saturday, October 15, a week after being pounded at her home in Hammond, Indiana according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s facility.
About 7:30 p.m. September 29, Police Deputies responded to St. Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago in response to a 5-month-old infant who was brought in by an ambulance from a residence in Hammond’s Hessville neighborhood, Police Deputies said. The parent of the infant girl called the police and told that there was something wrong with her infant girl.
The girl sustained “blunt force injuries to the head” about 6 p.m. September 29, at her residence in the 6400 block of New Hampshire Avenue, the medical examiner’s office stated. The infant was brought to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where the infant was declared dead about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
A post-mortem carried on Sunday ruled the infant’s death a murder, the medical examiner’s office announced in the report.
Hammond police are examining and the case will ultimately be presented to the Lake County prosecutors office for evaluation, Police Deputies said to sources.
The Indiana Department of Child Services refused to discuss the occurrence.