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Toddler in Critical Condition; Abuse Being Investigated

GREENVILLE, Mich. — A two year old girl is listed in critical condition at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety says the child suffered a closed head injury Sunday night. They’re trying to determine if the child was abused.

The incident happened on the 300 block of West Grove Street.

The public safety director wouldn’t say how the injury occurred. That’s just a part of this on-going investigation.

FOX 17 learned the child was first taken to a local hospital near Greenville, but the injuries were so severe, she had to be flown to Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids for further treatment.

The two year old was in the care of her mother and live-in boyfriend when this happened.

First responders say the child was suffering from critical injuries when they arrived.

The Department of Human Services is also assisting in the investigation.

“We`re interviewing the people that were there, family members and such and right now it`s still in the active investigative state,” Michael Pousak, the public safety director said.

“I will let you know that it`s serious… as we`d investigate any injured child. I would say, given the critical status of this, this is going to be an involved, in-depth, detailed investigation,” Pousak added.

Public safety said the family is cooperating. We stopped by the home to get answers ourselves.

FOX 17 spoke with a woman who lives there. She said she wasn’t home at the time and did not want to comment.

However, her family has been questioned.

She said she’s been praying hard since Sunday night and hopes that everyone else is doing the same for the child.

FOX 17 will bring the updates on this case as we get them.

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3 Comments to “Toddler in Critical Condition; Abuse Being Investigated”

    wanda l Kimble said:
    March 27, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    wow. whatever happened to this precious innocent angel is pathetic . Hell has got special seats open for the people that do this to innocent children. My prayers for her to heal from this and lead to a long , productive healthy life are there. God Bless the children. Wanda L. Kimble

    2013worldseries said:
    March 27, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    If this child's injuries were purposely caused by another human being, I hope that dirty rotten B or B rots in the bowels of hell in the flesh for all eternity. Anybody that has any worth on this earth could not do such an unspeakable act, especially to an innocent child. The other news stations reported this child was taken away from Mommy Dearest before. If that is the case, then there is more than one person that has some explaining to do. Man, this kind of stuff turns my stomach.

    angela said:
    March 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    brooklyn im so sorry you are in my prayers sweetie you enjoyed your precios life with your friends and family im hoping and praying the best and i hope to see your smile again real soon

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