Marseilles Infant Death Caused by Head Trauma
The Peoria County Coroner says preliminary autopsy results for 12- day-old Ean Mariotto, of Marseilles show his primary cause of death is related to severe head trauma. The infant also suffered multiple areas of blunt force trauma.
The Marseilles Police arrested and charged 30 year-old Jeffrey Price Tuesday in connection to the infant’s injuries.
The baby was pronounced dead Thursday morning in OSF Healthcare’s pediatric intensive care unit. He was initially admitted to OSF’s Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Ottawa Monday. That's when medics were called to the infant’s home in response to a report the baby had been injured.
The two-week old was then transferred to O-S-F hospital in Peoria. Coroner Jamie Harwood says the baby arrived with signs of “significant” trauma.