Harvey Girl Dies 17 Years After Being Shaken As Baby

HARVEY, Ill. (STMW) — A 17-year-old Harvey girl who had been in state care for most of her life died Monday due to injuries she suffered when she was shaken as a baby.

Makeda Oyeyinka had been a ward of the state since September 1993, Dept. of Children and Family Services spokesman Jimmy Whitelow said. She was put in state care based on a diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome, he said.

“We mourn her loss and express our sympathies to those who knew and loved her,” Whitelow said.

Oyeyinka, of 121 W. 154th St. in Harvey, was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rush University Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy on Tuesday determined that Oyeyinka died from complications relating to diabetes, pneumonia and blunt head trauma. Her death was ruled a homicide.

DCFS is not investigating, Whitelow said. Harvey Police did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


    WHY NO INVESTIGATION????????????

    • Patrick

      What is there to investigate? She was brain-dead and had no quality of life. I am glad she is in heaven now.

  • Deb Taylor

    what a sad sad life
    someone needs to pay

    RIP lil sweetie
    you have the free pass to Heaven

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  • Joanna

    Maybe there is no investigation because the person/persons involved are no longer living? Poor girl, but i agree with above comment; straight to heaven for her!

  • Greg

    May she R.I. P.

  • justin

    Hopefully she’s at peace now.

  • tasha cole

    R.I.P girl ,your no longer suffering

  • Timothy McGrath

    R.I.P. Makeda – may you find the peace in death that you didn’t have in life. To the person responsible, I hope you die a slow, painful death and I also hope that you burn in hell.

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