Update — The girl’s mother, Andreal Hagler, is charged with first-degree murder. You can read about Hagler’s bond court hearing at this link.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office has ruled that an 8-year-old girl’s death in Uptown this week was a homicide.
Amaria Osby was found dead in her family’s apartment on the 4600 block of North Winthrop around 11 a.m. Wednesday after her aunt asked police to conduct a well-being check on her and her mother, according to police records.
In newly released findings, the medical examiner said Amaria died from multiple injuries she suffered in an assault.
Police said a 38-year-old woman, believed to be Amaria’s mother, was also found unresponsive in the apartment. She was taken to Weiss Hospital in good condition, according to a CPD media statement. CBS2 reported she tried to kill herself.
CBS2 also reported that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had been in contact with Amaria’s family as recently as Tuesday regarding adults in the household.
“No signs of abuse, neglect, or danger were noted by our investigator,” DCFS spokesman Bill McCaffrey told the station.
The medical examiner’s findings are a key factor that police and prosecutors consider when weighing psosible criminal charges. No charges have been announced in Amaria’s death as of Friday morning.
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