DCFS Investigating Abuse Allegations After Death Of NW Side Infant

CHICAGO (STMW) – The Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of abuse against the mother and father of a 3-month-old Northwest Side boy who died on Tuesday.

Jayden Tufele, of the 5100 block of West Ainslie St. was pronounced dead at Children’s Memorial Hospital at 5:12 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

The infant apparently suffered a brain injury, as well as a fracture of the left clavicle, a source said.

DCFS spokesman Kendall Marlowe said the agency is investigating allegations of abuse against both Jayden’s mother and father. There are no other children in the home and the agency has had no prior contact with the family.

Police could not immediately provide further details.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

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  • Kateyy Babyy

    baby Jayden Tufele is a babygirl not a baby boy ! may she rest in peace we are all praying for you baby may you be in gods hands now ;( <3

  • maria

    the people that want a baby can’t have one and the ones who don’t deserve one unfortunately end up with one for this. Where is this world going with all the violence we need to turn back our hearts to God because the devil is really destroying lives. God Please help us

  • kathy

    the grandmother (who resided inthe home) is a nurse, her license should be revoked for not reporting this– god bless that poor little angel

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