Death investigation underway after toddler found dead in Whitley County

Williamsburg Police are executing a search warrant at a home, after a baby was found unresponsive there Wednesday afternoon.

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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A 2-year-old girl is dead, and now police say they want to know why.

The toddler was found unresponsive by her mother, who frantically called 911. Police in Whitley County are now conducting a death investigation.

"Hurry! My baby.....unconscious..not breathing. I don't know how long she's been like that," you can hear the mother, Trina White, scream in the 911 tapes made on Wednesday.

DISPATCHER: How old is your baby?
CALLER: She's two, please hurry (screaming)
DISPATCHER: Highland park drive...I need you to come 10-8 to a 2 year old not breathing at this time.

The toddler, Madison Davis, was taken to a Jellico Hospital where she died later that afternoon.

The child's death is the subject of a police investigation, and the Williamsburg Police Chief tells us he is speaking with the Kentucky Medical Examiner, but it's to early to tell what the cause and manner of death will be.

The chief says the mother had been working a third shift, and the toddler was being cared for by her boyfriend.

DISPATCHER: How long has she been like this?
CALLER: ......I work third shift. My boyfriend was in there on the couch. I'd been asleep, come in there and woke me up, went in there to check on her.
DISPATCHER: Who did? Your son?
CALLER: My boyfriend went to check on her!

Relatives at Davis' house said they did not want to comment.

The Whitley County Coroner, Andy Croley, tells us funeral arrangements for Madison will likely be made at Croley Funeral Home Friday.


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