WOOD RIVER — A task force is investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl.
According to a press release from Deputy Chief Dan Bunt, at 10:20 a.m. Monday, Wood River police received a 911 call about a 4-month-old female infant not breathing in the 2700 block of Windham Terrace. Wood River police, firefighters and Alton Memorial Ambulance personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene.
On arrival the infant was attended to by emergency responders and transported to Alton Memorial Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
The Wood River Police Department requested the Child Death Investigation Task Force of Southern Illinois to assist in the investigation of the infant’s death. Deputy Commander Det. Mike O’Neill of the Alton Police Department is in charge of the task force, which consists of detectives from numerous departments.
The task force was called into this investigation because of the unknown causes for why the infant died. Its purpose is to find answers for the family as well as the investigators involved in this case.
The cause and manner of death is yet to be determined pending further investigation and autopsy by the Madison County Coroner’s Office.