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A Peoria County coroner's jury has ruled that a four-year-old girl in foster care did not die of a seizure or other natural causes. Kianna Rudesill's death has been ruled a homicide.  However, authorities in Livingston County have not arrested anyone in connection with her death.  The little girl died in May, police say someone called 911 to report that she had had a seizure while in foster care. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll said a Kianna suffered eight injuries to her head and face, seven to her back and 18 to her arms and legs.

DCFS and investigators in Livingston County, where the young girl lived, are now investigating the foster parents.  Kianna Rudesill's siblings, who were also in foster care n the same home, and the foster parents' own children have been removed from the home.  Officials are not saying if or when they may file charges in the case.

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