A 2-year-old girl Layla Stewart, of the 2000 block of West 69th Place in the West Englewood neighborhood was pronounced dead at 2:12 a.m. Sunday morning. She died from multiple injuries sustained in a beating, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Chicago police officials could not provide any details other than that the child was found unresponsive at the home and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
No one was yet in custody in connection with the homicide. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against Layla’s father, said Jimmie Whitelow, a DCFS spokesman.
The office has not had any previous contact with the family. Other children in the family are in the care of relatives