Death of Clarksville child being called 'unnatural'

Published: Feb. 24, 2015 at 10:07 PM EST|Updated: Apr. 10, 2015 at 9:07 PM EDT
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CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) - There are still many questions surrounding the death of a three-year-old Clarksville girl. Police tell us the mother called 911 on Sunday. The child was taken to Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville where she later died.

The Clark County Coroner's Office told WAVE 3 News they are not releasing the child's identity or the cause of death at this time because the case is still an active investigation of an unnatural death. Clark County Coroner Terry Conway said he came to that decision after talking with other investigative agencies and the Clark County Prosecutor's Office.



What we have confirmed through police is the child's mother, Cynthia Weigleb, called 911 on Feb. 24 asking for help for her daughter. We are told police and EMS arrived to their mobile home in Silver Lakes off of Highway 31 and she was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Carmen Fowler says she was foster parent to both of these children for about two years. Even after returning to their mother, Fowler says she remained in their life up until late 2014.

"I would pick those two little girls up every week," said Fowler. "Let them come spend the night because they lived with us for so long, they felt like this was home and we loved them and we wanted to see the best for them."

We have also learned that at least one other child was in the home and that child was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital. When we asked about that child's condition, we were told the hospital could not comment on this child because this is a Department of Child Services investigation.

Police have yet to say if any criminal has happened. Court records show in 2011, Weigleb was arrested for battery of an eight-month-old child. Back then New Albany police told us she was accused of breaking her child's leg and ribs. Court documents show she eventually pleaded guilty.

Conway released the following statement Tuesday:

"After consulting with other Investigative Agencies and the Clark County Prosecutors Office, the Clark County Coroners Office is unable to release the identity or cause of death of the 3 year old child in Clarksville, IN on February 22, 2015. This is still an active investigation of an unnatural death."

Clarksville Police say they still have more questions because the death could still be considered medical or accidental. At this point nobody has been arrested or charged in this child's death.

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