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1-Month-Old Baby Beaten To Death, Officials Say

By Kelly Bauer | October 9, 2017 8:39am

CHICAGO — A 1-month-old baby was beaten to death in South Shore, officials said.

At 6 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to the 6700 block of South East End Avenue after a caller said a baby girl had become unresponsive, police said. The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Toriella Turpin, 1 month, of the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, was pronounced dead at 6:42 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

An autopsy showed Toriella died of blunt force injuries in her head and assault in a homicide.

An investigation was underway, police said. A spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Family Services said the agency was investigating as well.