DCFS investigating death of North Park baby

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State child welfare officials are investigating the Wednesday afternoon death of a 1-month-old girl in the North Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The girl’s family called 911 about 1 p.m. Jan. 24 after the baby was injured at her home in the 5200 block of North Bernard, according to Chicago Police.

A police source said the baby suffered injuries to her head.

She was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday did not rule on cause and manner of death, with results pending further investigation.

DCFS is investigating the girl’s father and mother for allegations of abuse and neglect, spokeswoman Veronica Resa said. The agency has not had prior contact with the family.

Three other children remain in the home under a DCFS-monitored safety plan, Resa said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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