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Ossian Police investigating after baby found unresponsive in home

OSSIAN, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Ossian Police are investigating the death of an 18-month-old baby when the child was found unresponsive at a home last Monday.

According to a police report, on Jan. 7, Ossian Officers were called to a home in the 500 block of Greenwood Trail to a child that had reportedly fallen from a crib and wasn’t breathing.

Family has identified the little girl at Kamryn Price.

When the officer got there, they met a man who was on the phone with dispatchers.

Police say was standing over the little girl who was lying on the floor inside the doorway between the garage and house.

The police report says the child was not acting normally, her eyes were not tracking equally, and she wasn’t making any sound.

The man told police that he had changed the little girl’s diaper and put her on the crib when he went to go change his own clothes before taking her to the babysitter.

He told the officer that he heard a strange noise and went to go check on her.

The man said he found her on the floor, and she wasn’t breathing properly, and her legs became stiff.

Police say when they went into the child’s room they observed the crib side rail was down and then later discovered the side rail was fixed and didn’t raise and lower.

The man told police he picked the baby up and that she threw up on the way out of the room.

When police asked the man how long the child was left in the crib until he heard the strange noise, he said about 10 seconds.

The police department says they have forwarded their investigation onto the Wells County Prosecutor’s Office.

Family tells Fort Wayne’s NBC Kamryn’s organs were donated and a celebration of her life will be held Saturday at at the Wells County 4-H grounds from 1-4.

They are asking anyone who comes to bring toys, and coloring books to be donated to other children.

This is a developing story. Check back in for updates.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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