Cairo Woman Charged in Death of Infant Girl
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CAIRO - A Cairo woman has been charged in the death of an infant who was in her care.

According to Illinois State Police, investigators were called on Sept. 3 to investigate the death of a 7-month-old girl from Alexander County. During the investigation, agents learned 31-year-old Carolyn Whittaker of Cairo was watching the child at the time of the incident. 

The office of the Alexander County State’s Attorney charged Whittaker on Nov. 11 with endangering the life of a child and involuntary manslaughter.

Whittaker was arrested Monday without incident and is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

Published 10:05 AM, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020
Updated 09:11 PM, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020



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