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Police investigating death of 18-month-old child in foster care near Jordan

The 18-month-old girl was found unresponsive on Sunday.

Authorities are investigating the death of an 18-month-old child who was in foster care at a residence in Scott County, Minnesota. 

The Scott County Sheriff's Office issued a press release saying its deputies were dispatched to a home in Sand Creek Township, near Jordan, around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26 on a report of a child having trouble breathing. 

First responders arrived and found an unresponsive 18-month-old baby girl, who they transported to St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee before she was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. 

Sadly, the sheriff's office was notified on Wednesday afternoon that the girl did not survive. 

“We are unable to provide additional details at this time as this is an ongoing, active investigation,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. 

“Our investigators are working hard to obtain answers regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

FOX 9 reports that Tasha Bacon, the biological mother of the child, named Layla, suspects foul play, saying: "Whoever did this to her has to pay."

The TV station notes that Layla was taken from Bacon because of an opioid dependency she developed after shoulder surgery.

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