Altamont Child Pronounced Dead

At 2:59p.m. Tuesday, September 16 Effingham County 911 received a call of an unresponsive 10 month old child at a residence in rural Altamont.

EMS was dispatched and the child was transported to the St. Anthony Hospital emergency room. The victim was pronounced deceased at 3:45 p.m.

An investigation is continuing by the Effingham County Coroner’s Office, Illinois State Police Investigations and Crime Scene Services, and Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

No foul play is suspected. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

Names have not been released, pending notification of family.