April 6, 2017
The Macomb Police Department is conducting an investigation into the death of a 3 and ½ month old infant.
On 04/06/17 the McDonough County 911 center was called from 821 S. Ward for a 3 and ½ month old infant that was unresponsive. Rescue personnel were dispatched. Personnel quickly arrived on scene and life saving measures were initiated. The infant was transported to MDH where it was pronounced deceased a short time later.
The Macomb Police Department Investigations division is conducting an investigation into the death of the infant as an apparent cause of death was not readily recognizable. An autopsy is scheduled for 8am on 04/07/17 to determine a cause of death.
The Macomb Police Department will not be putting out any further information until the autopsy and investigation are complete. The Macomb Police Department was assisted by the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Division and the Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety.
Deputy Chief Eric Lenardt
Macomb Police Department