Chicago (CBS) — Authorities have released the name of the 12-year-old girl who died after a snow fort she and another girl built collapsed on top of them on Sunday.
Esther Jung, of Elk Grove Village, was playing outside in the snow with a 9-year-old girl Sunday afternoon in Arlington Heights, while their families were attending church services at Rothem Church, in the 100 block of East College Drive.READ MORE: Patients Left With A Lot Of Questions After Center For Covid Control Testing Sites Temporarily Shut Down, State Investigates Complaints
Arlington Heights police and firefighters were called to the church around 2:40 p.m., after a makeshift snow fort the girls had built in the snowbanks collapsed on top of them.READ MORE: Chicago Rapper Vic Mensa Arrested After Customs And Border Protection Agents Say They Found Drugs In Bag At Dulles International Airport
The girls were discovered under the snow after their families went looking for them when they hadn’t been seen for about an hour.
The girls were transported to Northwest Community Hospital, where Esther was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.MORE NEWS: No Communication With Firefighters Before Baby Was Found Dead Outside Fire Station; Could Baby Boxes Be A Last-Resort Option In Cases Like This?
The 9-year-old was treated for hypothermia and was being held for observation overnight. She is expected to be okay.