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DCFS investigating parent after baby dies in Barrington

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BARRINGTON, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

The parents of a 7-month-old girl found dead in a northwest suburban home this week are being investigated by child welfare officials over allegations of neglect.

Rescue crews responded to a call of a deceased individual at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of South Hager Avenue in Barrington, a statement from Barrington police said.

The 7-month-old girl, Mya G. Edwards, was pronounced dead at the home at 12:19 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Both parents are under investigation for allegations of neglect, Dept. of Children and Family Services spokeswoman Veronica Resa said.

DCFS has not had prior contact with the parents, but did receive an "unfounded" neglect report from April 2013 and an indicated abuse report from 2002 for other children in the home, Resa said.

Mya has a twin sister, who Resa said is being cared for under the DCFS Monitored Safety Plan. She could not share further details about the twin or her whereabouts.

An autopsy Thursday was inconclusive pending toxicology and medical test results, according to police. Those results should take 6 to 8 weeks.

Barrington police and the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team are investigating, but no further information is being provided.

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