DCFS investigates death of infant at Woodlawn playground

Officers responding to an EMS assist call in the 6100 block of South Ingleside Avenue found a 3-month-old girl unresponsive and not breathing, police said.

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Police say a 3-month-old baby died after she was found not breathing at this playground in the 6100 block of South Ingleside Avenue. | Google Maps

The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the family of a baby girl who died Wednesday in Woodlawn on the South Side.

The 3-month-old girl was unresponsive and not breathing when officers and emergency workers showed up about 12:19 p.m. to a playground in the 6100 block of South Ingleside Avenue, Chicago police said.

The mother told officers she went to get the baby out of a carrier and realized she was not breathing, police said.

The infant was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:12 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Autopsy results were pending Thursday afternoon, the medical examiner’s office said.

DCFS is investigating the death of the child, a spokesman for the department said. DCFS had no prior contact with the family prior to the incident, the spokesperson said.

Area South detectives are conducting a death investigation.

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