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Coroner, Springfield Police Investigate Death of 3-Year-Old

Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon, confirmed the death of a 3-year-old child who was brought in by EMS to HSHS St. John’s Hospital emergency room. The child, Zayne Xavier Watson, of Springfield, was pronounced deceased at 3:59 PM on February 6th, 2023, shortly after his arrival at the emergency room.

According to the Sangamon County Coroner's office, an autopsy was conducted, and preliminary findings suggest the child died from a blunt force injury to his chest. The death is being thoroughly investigated by both the Sangamon County Coroner and the Springfield Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details about the circumstances surrounding the child's death will be made available as they become known.


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