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Updated: 05/01/2013 9:01 AM
Created: 04/26/2013 4:59 PM | Print |  Email
By: Maricella Miranda

11-Month-Old Girl Dies at Daycare in Fillmore County

An 11-month-old baby died earlier this week after reportedly not breathing at a daycare center in southwest Fillmore County, reported the Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen. 

The sheriff's office received a 911 call at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday reporting that the child wasn't breathing. An ambulance and an emergency medical helicopter responded to the scene. The child was transported to St. Mary's Hospital, where she later died.

The baby's father confirmed that her name was Gabrielle Ray Free, said Terry Free Jr., of Lime Springs, Iowa.

The death is being investigated by the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Jensen.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the cause of death had not been determined.

There has been no indication of foul play, Jensen said.

Fillmore County is two hours south of the Twin Cities, south of Rochester.

Photo courtesy of Terry Free.

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