CPD investigating possible child abuse after 5-year-old girl dies following incident at Austin home

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, April 15, 2024
CPD investigating 5-year-old girl's death as possible child abuse
Chicago police are investigating possible child abuse after a girl died following an incident at a home on North Lavergne Avenue in Austin.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A death investigation is underway, after a 5-year-old girl brought to an Oak Park hospital with severe facial injuries later died, Chicago police said Monday.

CPD responded to West Suburban Medical Center about 1:30 p.m. Sunday for a reported child abuse case, police said.

The girl had visible bruising to her face, and was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. Sunday, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

She was brought to the hospital from a home in the 900-block of North Lavergne Avenue in Chicago's Austin neighborhood.

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She was identified as Lyric Jackson.

The medical examiner's office said an autopsy showed multiple injuries consistent with child abuse, and the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

The Department of Children and Family Services is working with police on the case.

No one was in custody Monday morning.

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