Death of Child in Ida County Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of a three-year-old child last week in Ida County.

According to a news release from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, first responders were dispatched to 500 Maple Street in Battle Creek last Thursday, May 4th on a report of an unresponsive child. The child was transported to Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, and was then taken to the Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

The child died a day later on Friday, May 5th. An autopsy was performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner the following day. No other information is available at this time, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ida County Sheriff’s Office.

The Iowa DCI and Ida County Attorney’s Office are assisting the Ida County Sheriff’s Office in the case.