- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A coroner’s jury in central Illinois says a 4-month-old East Peoria girl’s death was a homicide.

The (Peoria) Journal-Star reports (https://bit.ly/1rksTDC ) Aspen Neal’s died from being suffocated in early January. Her death was classified as a homicide on Tuesday.

The paper says the infant had fractured ribs and bruises on her head and back. She was found on the floor with a baby blanket wrapped around her neck.

So far, no charges have been filed in the case.

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com

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