Investigation Launched After Northwest Iowa Child's Death

Photo: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation

(Des Moines, IA) -- A criminal investigation is underway after the death of a northwest Iowa child. The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says first responders were called to an Emmetsburg home the afternoon of January 19th, because of an unresponsive child. The child was taken first to Palo Alto County Hospital, then transferred to Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, where the child died yesterday, January 25th.

An Autopsy was conducted on January 25, 2023, at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.

The Emmetsburg Police Department requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation started an investigation into the incident. The investigation is ongoing, and no further details are being released at this time.


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