Child found dead in Louisville during welfare check; investigation underway

Child found dead in Louisville during welfare check; investigation underway
A child was found dead at a home on Algonquin Parkway near Oakland Baptist Church on April 20. (Source: Elijah O'Donnell)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A child was found dead by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on Tuesday night at a home on Algonquin Parkway.

LMPD Officer Beth Ruoff told WAVE 3 News the officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Algonquin Parkway, which is near Oakland Baptist Church, for a welfare check. They responded around 9:30 p.m. and found the child, whose identity and age have not been revealed, dead.

“This is currently classified as a death investigation,” Ruoff stated.

The LMPD Major Crimes Unit is handling the investigation.

This story will be updated as more information is provided.

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