Springfield, Mo.-(8/11/17) On Thursday (08/10/17) afternoon, Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an inhome childcare facility located in the 3500 block of East Farm Road 186 (or Mentor Road) in eastern Greene County.
A 4-month old female child was found not breathing and unresponsive. Emergency medical personnel provided lifesaving efforts while the child was transported to a local hospital; unfortunately, they were unable to resuscitate her.
GCSO Detectives were present at the autopsy which was conducted this morning to determine an official cause of death, pending toxicology results. Detectives did not observe any obvious physical signs of trauma to the body.
"Any investigation involving a child of any age can be difficult but it can be incredibly heartbreaking when it's a child who is so young," states Sheriff Jim Arnott. "Our hearts and prayers are with the family during this tragic time." The investigation is still active and ongoing; toxicology results may not be available for several months.
Press Release from Greene County Sheriff's Office