DCFS investigating death of Park Forest baby

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State child welfare officials are investigating last week’s death of a one-month-old baby in south suburban Park Forest.

Shayna Griffin died at Saint James Hospital in Chicago Heights at 9:23 a.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

She lived in the 100 block of Indianwood Boulevard in Park Forest, according to the medical examiner’s office.

DCFS is investigating the baby’s caregiver after allegations of neglect, agency spokeswoman Veronica Resa said. The agency has not had prior contact with the caregiver.

An autopsy Friday did not rule on Shayna’s cause and manner of death.

Park Forest police declined to provide information because of the ongoing investigation.

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