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Investigation into Child’s Death Continues

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Winnsboro Police continue the investigation into the death of a 16-month old Madison Cannon. Currently, investigators await the autopsy report from medical examiners in Dallas which they had expected to have been given to them last week.

According to a previous conversation with Chris Hill with Winnsboro Police Department, his department is being assisted in the investigation by Child Protective Services, the Wood County District Attorney’s office and DA investigator along with Texas Ranger John Vance in the investigation of the death.

Thursday April 9th, EMS in Winnsboro responded to a call regarding a non-responsive 16-month old. According to Hill, the child was flown by medical helicopter to Children’s’ Hospital in Dallas. Based on the numerous bruises and abrasions on the child, WPD called CPS and an investigation was initiated.

Friday April 14th, WPD investigated doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital. Saturday the child was ruled brain dead but kept on life support until, with family permission, organs were harvested for other children in need of transplants according to Hill.


Author: Staff Reporter

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