No charges so far in Mount Prospect baby's death

 
 
Posted4/26/2012 12:20 PM

No charges have been filed thus far in the death of a 4-month-old Mount Prospect girl found unresponsive last week at an unlicensed home day care center in Hoffman Estates.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office is conducting further studies after an inconclusive autopsy Monday, Hoffman Estates Police Sgt. Darin Felgenhauer said.

 

He said it could take a while to get the results of those studies.

Meanwhile, an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigation into allegations of abuse against a care provider associated with the center also is pending, spokesman Jimmie Whitelow said.

DCFS has ordered the Hoffman Estates day care facility, Sunflower Christian Montessori, to cease operating. Messages left on the Montessori day care's answering machine have not been returned.

Anna Belle Chung, who was unconscious and not breathing when paramedics arrived the morning of April 18 at the home on the 4200 block of Crimson Drive, was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, then transferred to Children's Memorial Hospital that night. She was pronounced dead at 11:44 a.m. Saturday at Children's Memorial, police said.

Hospital officials told the Cook County Medical Examiner the death could be a result of shaken baby syndrome.

Attempts to reach the infant's family have been unsuccessful.

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