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Death of 11-month-old was caused by child abuse


CHICAGO (STNG) — An 11-month-old girl in the Altgeld Gardens area died from multiple injuries resulting from child abuse and her death was a homicide, a Tuesday autopsy determined.

DaJae Guy of E. 132nd St. was pronounced dead at Children’s Memorial Hospital at 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to a Cook County Medical Examiner’s office spokesman.

DaJae possibly suffered broken ribs and head trauma, according to the spokesman. An autopsy Tuesday showed she died from multiple injuries and blunt-force trauma resulting from child abuse, according to a report from the medical examiner’s office.

Sometime Saturday afternoon or evening, the baby was taken from the home of her mother’s boyfriend at 325 E. 132nd St. to Children’s Memorial, according to police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines.

Children’s Memorial alerted Chicago Police, who initiated an investigation at the boyfriend’s residence to see whether abuse was involved.

Gaines said Tuesday that several people were being questioned as part of the investigation, but as of about 2 p.m. no charges had been filed.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services spokesman Kendall Marlowe said the agency is investigating abuse allegations against the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.

The suspected abuser had been investigated for abuse in 2007 involving a different family, Marlowe said. The abuse allegations in 2007 were proven true, he said.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.


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    • Posted September 22, 2009 at 7:36 am
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