Death of 2-year-old under investigation

ALPENA, MI. On July 22, 2022, troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Alpena Post were dispatched to the MyMichigan Hospital at the request of the Alpena Police Department after a two-year-old female child was brought in who was deceased.

Following an investigation by Alpena Post detectives and troopers, the child’s residence was located in Alcona County and a suspect was identified. The suspect was located and taken into custody in Alcona County following a coordinated effort by members of the MSP Alpena Post, MSP West Branch Post, Alcona Sheriff Office, Oscoda Township Police Department, US Forest Service, Michigan DNR conservation officers, and members of the MSP Emergency Support Team.

MyMichigan Hospital was placed into a precautionary lockdown; contrary to rumor, at no time was there an active shooter at the hospital.

Post personnel and MSP Lab teams are still processing the scene and working to recover evidence. There is no current threat to public safety.

More information will be forthcoming next week.

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