DCFS investigating parent after baby dies in Barrington - New York News

DCFS investigating parent after baby dies in Barrington

Posted: Updated:
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.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:04:50 GMT
    The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said. Mark Shand, the brother of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's.
    The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said. Mark Shand, the brother of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's.
  • Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Deep split in Port Authority over unfinished WTC tower

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:03:40 GMT
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
    Board members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed a deep split Wednesday over the agency's role in effecting the completion of the long-delayed 3 World Trade Center project, with some commissioners lauding the effort and others expressing grave concerns. The discussion at the monthly board meeting offered a rare glimpse into the negotiations that have been going on behind the scenes in recent months.
  • God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:36:46 GMT
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices