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Wisconsin Rapids police investigating toddler's deathSubmitted: 02/16/2017

Lane Kimble
Assistant News Director
lkimble@wjfw.com

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Police in Wisconsin Rapids think someone may have abused a toddler who died earlier this month.

Wisconsin Rapids police say the boy's father called 911 on February 4.  The 15-month-old boy wasn't breathing.

Medics took him from a home on Big Oak Road to Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.  The boy was then taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield where he died February 6.


Doctors found signs of trauma on the boy's upper body. An autopsy is being done in Dane County. Lt. Brian Krzykowski says results on that could take several months.

The father is in custody on a probation hold, but he is not being charged in the child's death at this time.

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