7-month-old girl's death ruled homicide, Wellington police say

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WELLINGTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wellington police say they're investigating the death of a 7-month-old girl last month as a homicide.

Police Chief Tracy Heath said Jesslinn Kinslee Hulett died of blunt force trauma and her death was ruled a homicide.

The baby's father took her to a local hospital on Easter Sunday, April 1, after she quit breathing. She was later taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where she died April 5.

The baby was in the care of her mother who lives in Oxford, which is east of Wellington.

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The Wellington Daily News reports the girl had suffered head injuries, healing rib fractures and retinal hemorrhages. No arrests have been made.

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Wellington police are investigating the death of a 7-month-old girl who was hospitalized for injuries last week.

Police Chief Tracy Heath said the baby's father took her to a local hospital on Easter Sunday, April 1, after she quit breathing. She was later taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where she died last Thursday.

Heath said the girl's death is being investigated as suspicious. When asked if child abuse was suspected, Heath said that is being investigated but they "aren't sure what it is."

The baby was in the care of her mother who lives in Oxford, which is east of Wellington.

Heath did not released preliminary results of an autopsy. No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wellington Police Department at (620) 326-3331 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (620) 326-3135.

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