La Porte County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Infant Death

The death of an infant is under investigation by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department. 

Hospital officials from Franciscan Health Hospital, Michigan City campus, contacted La Porte County police to notify them of an injured eight-week-old infant on Friday, Feb. 1.  The infant was transported to a Chicago hospital and detectives investigated the injury throughout the weekend. 

On Tuesday, police say it was medically determined the infant had no brain activity and was declared deceased. 

This incident is being treated as a death investigation.  An autopsy is scheduled for today (Feb. 7) at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago.