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  • Barrington police and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team are investigating the death of an 7-month-old child Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue in Barrington.

       Barrington police and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team are investigating the death of an 7-month-old child Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue in Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington police and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team are investigating the death of an 7-month-old child Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue in Barrington.

       Barrington police and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team are investigating the death of an 7-month-old child Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue in Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington police and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team are investigating the death of an 7-month-old child Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue in Barrington.

       Barrington police and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team are investigating the death of an 7-month-old child Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue in Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
 

The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the parents of a 7-month-old Barrington girl who authorities found dead Wednesday.

Full autopsy results for Mya Edwards may not come for another six to eight weeks, police said Thursday as they continue to investigate the circumstances of the girl's death.

"The child's twin sister is being cared for under a DCFS-monitored safety plan," DCFS spokeswoman Veronica Resa said.

DCFS has had no prior contact with the family regarding Mya, Resa said. But the agency had one unfounded neglect report involving the family dated April 2013 and an indicated abuse report from 2002, she said.

Barrington police and firefighters were called to the house on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue about 12:07 p.m. Wednesday in response to a call of a dead body, authorities said.

The results of the girl's Thursday autopsy are still under investigation pending further toxicology and medical testing, police said.

Crime scene tape surrounded the home Thursday, and by late afternoon Barrington squad cars and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team's mobile unit were stationed outside the residence. Police for a time closed off the street from traffic at Main Street.

Next-door neighbor Baltazar Paque said the residents of the house, located just west of Barrington's downtown near Barrington High School, had lived there about six months, but he didn't know whether there were one or two families living there.

Paque said he saw an ambulance there Wednesday, but didn't know a baby was involved until later.

Barrington Police Chief David Dorn said there are no other individuals related to the case in physical danger.

Dorn said that because of the ongoing investigation he would not comment Thursday on the source of the 911 call, whether police previously had been called to the house or whether anyone was or had been in custody since Wednesday.

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