Friday, February 11, 2011

Dad of deceased 3-month-old son being investigated for child neglect (Chicago, Illinois)

UNNAMED DAD in this case. And no mention of a mother.


DCFS: Father of infant boy investigated after child’s death
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE Feb 11, 2011 11:20AM

State child welfare authorities are investigating an allegation of neglect after a 3-month-old South Side boy died Wednesday.

Jimmie Whitelow, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, said they are investigating an allegation of neglect against the father of Deandre Gratton.

Deandre, was pronounced dead at 8:08 a.m. Wednesday at that Provident Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy on the infant performed Thursday was inconclusive and further studies were needed, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Whitelow said DCFS has not had any prior contact with the Deandre’s family but did not immediately know if there were other children living in the home.

Wentworth Area detectives are also investigating.