By By Leader Staff
Pontiac Daily Leader
Posted May 06, 2011 @ 08:50 AM
A 4-year-old girl was taken unresponsive from her foster care home in Cullom Tuesday and died the next day in a Peoria hospital, said the Peoria County coroner Thursday.
Kianna Rudesill, 4, “reportedly experienced a seizure at her foster home in Cullom Tuesday and became unresponsive,” said Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll.
The young girl, who turned 4 on Feb. 9, was placed on life support but died Wednesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Ingersoll said.
The coroner stated the young girl was initially taken to OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac, in an unresponsive state, and was transferred by a life-flight helicopter to Saint Francis. She was pronounced dead at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Police, in cooperation with the Livingston County State’s Attorney’s office, is investigating Kianna’s death.
Sheriff’s Police were called to Saint James‘ emergency room Tuesday in reference to a child who was brought in with life-threatening injuries.
Ingersoll said an autopsy would be conducted this morning and preliminary findings would be available by this afternoon.
The names of the foster parents were not released by police or the coroner’s office.
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