CHICAGO (CBS) — Officials said Tuesday that a 4-month-old girl was killed in an act of child abuse this week in South Shore.
An autopsy determined that Lailanni Fields died of multiple injuries caused by child abuse, and her death was a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.READ MORE: COVID Test Confusion After Suburban Family Believes They Got False Result from University Of Illinois SHIELD Program
Police said at 6:03 p.m. Monday, a 33-year-old man described as a witness was in a car with the baby in the 7500 block of South Stony Island Avenue when he found her unresponsive.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
She was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: CTA Red, Orange, Green Line Trains Left Standing At Roosevelt During Afternoon Rush Due To Police Activity
Area Two detectives were investigating Tuesday night. Further details were not immediately available.