The Chicago Journal was first to report Saturday the story of the child abuse death of 4-year-old Cashawnna Love from the Chatham neighborhood on the city's south side.[1:1] Police had been called to Comer Children's Hospital late Friday night after the 4-year-old Cashawnna arrived in critical condition and with trauma all over her body. She died later that night.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office later confirmed her death was a homicide due to child abuse.
Sunday afternoon, a police spokesperson confirmed that detectives have been questioning a "person of interest" in the case all afternoon. A search warrant had been served at the girl's residence yesterday.
The police spokesperson was unable to provide us with any additional information, including whether the person was a man or woman, their relationship to Cashawnna, nor what time the person was taken into police custody.
We'll continue to follow this case and update as we know more.
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Notes & References
Chicago Journal. “4-Year-Old Girl Beaten to Death in Chatham.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, June 26, 2022. https://www.chicagojournal.com/4-year-old-girl-beaten-to-death-in-chatham/. ↩︎ ↩︎
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