Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In Illinois, Police, DCFS investigate death of baby hurt at daycare | Shaken Baby Syndrome

Hoffman Estates Police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services are reportedly investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl who died Saturday, possibly from shaken baby syndrome.
The baby girl, Anna Belle Chung, of Mount Prospect, reportedly suffered injuries at a home-based day-care center in Hoffman Estates and died three days later, said the medical examiner’s office.
The unidentified person reportedly being investigated for possible child abuse in Chung’s death was also investigated by DCFS for unrelated child abuse allegations in May 2010 that were later determined to be unfounded, said agency spokesman Jimmie Whitelow.
The girl’s parents reportedly are not the focus of the investigation, Whitelow said.
The day-care center reportedly looks like just another single family home on Crimson Drive in Hoffman Estates. But a look through the front window makes it clear the home has been set up to be a day-care center, with small chairs and tables, play stations and toys lining the wall, cribs in the dining room. The front landing is covered with chalk drawings of trains and other images.
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