Knox Police Investigate Toddler’s Death

Knox Police Detectives are still trying to piece together what happened Sunday afternoon that caused a 3-year-old boy to eventually die of a skull fracture. At this point, police and the Prosecutor’s Office are not releasing the names of the boy or the parents.

Prosecutor, Nicholas Bourff, fills in the details about the case.

“On Sunday, early afternoon, a three-year-old boy was brought to the hospital here in Starke County,” explained Bourff. “He was unresponsive and unconscious at the time. His dad brought him in and said he had had some breathing problems and that he lost consciousness. The nurses here in Starke County were able to revive him somewhat. He was conscious when he was flown from Starke County to a hospital in South Bend where he was put on life support. He never regain consciousness outside of being put on life support. Over the next 24 hours, he was given different tests and they were able to determine that there was no brain activity and at some point Tuesday, he was taken off life support.”

The matter is still under investigation by the Knox City Police and the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.