TBI investigates possible abuse in Claiborne County after toddler dies

TBI special agents are investigating a report of abuse in the death of a 13-month-old child in Claiborne County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler requested the investigation.

Tazewell police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child at an apartment on Tom Ball Road around 6 p.m. on September 6. The child was airlifted to the East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville where she died three days later.

Officers have sent the body in for an autopsy. Authorities have not said how or why they believe the child was abused.


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