Authorities investigating injuries to infant girl

By Nick Kovatch on November 18 at 1:21pm

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The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating injuries to an infant that occurred yesterday afternoon in the Shady Acres Mobile Home Park north of Meredosia.

Morgan County Sheriff Randy Duvendack says deputies were called to a residence on Hickory Road at about 4:00 to assist Meredosia EMS. Duvendack says a nine-month old girl suffered unexplained injuries to her neck and the back of her head.

He says the girl was taken to Passavant Area Hospital before being transferred to a hospital in St. Louis. Duvendack says the girl is in stable condition. Reports from the sheriff’s office indicate nobody at the residence knew how the injury occurred.

The sheriff says it’s too premature to determine if the injuries were caused by a criminal act, but he says anytime a child suffers an unexplained injury the incident is investigating by law enforcement and the Department of Children and Family Services.

Both departments have been in contact with the caregivers of the child.