EPD investigating after finding maggots around 3-year-old’s wound during ambulance call


Evansville Police are conducting a Child in Need of Services investigation after finding maggots in the wound of a 3-year-old who had fallen and cut her head. (Image Source: MGN Online)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — An Evansville Police report says, shortly before 2 Thursday afternoon, an ambulance responded to a call in the 700 block of Virginia Street, where a three-year-old child had fallen and cut her head.

Police say that, because the person at the residence who reported the incident was “extremely upset,” EPD was also dispatched to the home.

When the child was taken to the ambulance for treatment of her injuries, police say maggots were found around the wound.

When they entered the house to speak with the individual who made the call, officers say there was trash and clothing scattered around the residence.

EPD says there were five cats inside, and a strong animal stench in the home.

After examining the kitchen, officers say they believe the maggots in the three-year-old’s wound came from the baby food jar the child was carrying when she fell and landed on it.

The police are currently conducting a Child in Need of Services investigation.

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(This story was originally published on October 4, 2019)

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