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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Christian County Coroner Office are conducting a death investigation regarding the death of a Tower Hill toddler. On July 4th at approximately 7:13 AM, Coles County 911 received a call and transferred to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office that a 2 year old boy was not breathing and was unresponsive in the 200 block of Champlain Street in Tower Hill. The boy was taken to Pana Community Hospital E.R. where he was pronounced dead at 8:05 AM. Preliminary investigation shows the 2 year old was wedged in between the top bunk bed rail and the mattress when his father found him. An autopsy was scheduled for late Monday in Bloomington.

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