Lee County investigates child death

Lee County investigates child death
Child death investigation in Lee County (Source: WALB)
Child death investigation in Lee County (Source: WALB)
Sheriff Reggie Rachals (Source: WALB)
Sheriff Reggie Rachals (Source: WALB)

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County Sheriff's deputies responded to a house on Mayfield Drive early Wednesday just after 4:00 a. m., where a child died.

Officials said they are investigating the death of a 4-year-old.

The call came in at 4:09 from someone inside the house, and EMS was on the scene within three minutes.

The sheriff's office is speaking to residents of the home.

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals confirmed that there were three kids, including the child who died, living inside the home.

All three kids were foster children and were under the supervision of a foster mother.

The two remaining children are alright.

The GBI forensics team was called in to conduct an investigation.

Sheriff Rachals said they called in the GBI to ensure a thorough investigation.

"Just the fact that there's a child, we want to cover all bases, not just with the resources we have, but the GBI has a lot of resources that we don't have.  They're a big help on such an investigation as this.  Especially with this involving a child," he said.

Sheriff Rachals said the Division of Family and Children Services is also helping with this investigation.

He is not releasing the name of the foster mother at this time.

So far, we have no word on a cause of death.

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