The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the State Law Enforcement Division Child Fatality Unit, and the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a child. At approximately 5:30 p. m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, deputies of the sheriff’s office and personnel of Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a home on 14th Street in Lancaster concerning an unresponsive child. Deputies arrived first and found the one-year-old male’s father carrying him out of the house. The child was taken back into the house where deputies rendered aid until emergency medical services personnel arrived and assumed treatment. The child was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital where he died about an hour later. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.
Present when deputies arrived were the child’s father, the father’s girlfriend, and two other toddlers who live in the home. Investigators with the above agencies executed a search warrant at the home and are examining the circumstances of the child’s death.
“We are in the early stages of this investigation,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “A thorough investigation of the home and the facts and circumstances of this child’s death will be conducted, and the autopsy findings will be reviewed along with other evidence gathered in the case.”
Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.