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DeWitt County authorities are investigating the death of a 4-month old Clinton girl.


Around 8:30 am, officials responded to the 400 block of South Jackson Street in Clinton Sunday morning to a report of an unresponsive 4-month old girl. The girl, identified as Emily Killian, was pronounced dead at Warner Hospital at 9:30 am. 


Assisting with the investigation is the Illinois State Police and Dewitt County Coroner’s Office. 


In a release Monday morning, Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers, said quote - “At this point, this is a death investigation and will remain as such until or unless we determine otherwise. We are following our death investigation protocol and anticipate more information following autopsy and toxicology reports”. 


The investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.  

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