Police Investigating Child's Death
Todd Pittenger - Wed 10:26 AM 04/11/2012
An 18-month-old child from Salina dies at a Wichita hospital, and police are investigating.
Police say that 18-month-old Bre'Elle Jefferson died at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita Tuesday evening at 7:20.
According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, EMS went to a home at 602 Gypsum in Salina Monday afternoon at 3:41pm after a 911 call alerted authorities that the girl was not breathing. Bre'Elle was first transported to Salina Regional Health Center, and then transferred to Wichita.
Siemsen says that when first responders arrived at the home, Bre'Elle's 25-year-old mother and a neighbor were there. The neighbor made the 911 call at the request of the mother.
According to Siemsen, this case is being treated like any other case of this type. He says "we investigate every death of this type for the potential of foul play".
No charges have been filed in the case, but an investigation remains open. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy.