Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:08

Four year old's death in Wiscassett is under investigation Featured

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WISCASSET (WGME) - A mystery in midcoast Maine. A 4-year-old girl from the town of Wiscasset died and now an investigation is underway.

Investigators aren't saying much at this point and the autopsy is not yet complete.


Maine State Police have joined Wiscasset police in investigating the death of a 4-year-old girl, who lived with her grandfather and his fiancee in rural Wiscasset.


Maine State Police said last Friday afternoon, an ambulance responded to a 911 call, placed from a home near the end of Crickets Lane, from someone reporting an unresponsive child.


Police said EMT's rushed the little girl to Mid Coast hospital in Brunswick, but they said 4-year-old Kendall Chick died shortly after her arrival.


Maine State Police Spokesperson Steve McCausland said "Our investigators at this point are focused on getting the answers we need to determine what happened inside that home."


McCausland said detectives have questioned the child's grandfather and his fiancee, who he said are cooperating with the investigation. He added "We're have interviewed everyone involved. We have interviewed others as well, as we seek to learn as much as we possibly can about what caused this little girl's death."


WGME's Brad Rogers spoke to a family member of the couple who cared for Kendall. She said the family recently celebrated Kendall's 4th birthday with a party. She said Kendall was well taken care of and says she's never seen any signs of abuse or neglect. She  also stated the child's grandfather and his fiancee are devastated over her death, and said the couple is too upset to return to their home.


The relative WGME spoke to said the family has been told nothing about the investigation or the autopsy. She said what happened to little Kendall is a complete mystery to them, and said they wants answers, too.