Albert Lea police investigating death of 1-year-old girl

Published 5:39 pm Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Albert Lea police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl Wednesday.

Foul play is not suspected in the death, according to an Albert Lea Police Department press release. The infant reportedly received medical treatment Tuesday for flu-like symptoms.

First responders were reportedly dispatched at about 7:33 a.m. after receiving a call from a parent reporting the infant was unresponsive and not breathing.  

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The infant was reportedly deceased when first responders arrived on scene, the release stated.

Further tests are expected to be conducted to determine the cause of death.

A GoFundMe page had been set up for the family on Wednesday that stated the girl had celebrated her birthday Feb. 11 and had been diagnosed with Influenza A on Tuesday.

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