Infant’s injuries concern police: Doctors monitor hospitalized 1-month-old

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield infant is being treated at an Indianapolis hospital with injuries investigators said are suspicious.

A 1-month-old boy was taken to Riley Hospital for Children late last week with various injuries, officials said. The nature of the injuries and the child’s condition were not released.

The baby was kept in the hospital following his birth for the first few weeks of his life. He had been living at home with his parents for only about a week, officials said.

Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche said his detectives learned over the weekend the child had been taken back to Riley. They began investigating after deeming the circumstances surrounding the child’s hospitalization suspicious.

On Tuesday, police searched the home in the 700 block of Brook Street in Greenfield where the child lived. Nothing about what officers found there was released. No arrests have been made.

Rasche said investigating cases involving children are some of the most difficult.

His officers were working closely with representatives from the Indiana Department of Child Services and the baby’s doctors at Riley to try to determine what might have happened to the child.

Police are monitoring the baby’s condition closely, and they plan to release more information about the case once their investigation has concluded.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.