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CBI called in to help investigate death of 18-month-old girl in Rocky Ford

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Posted at 2:30 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 17:33:57-04

ROCKY FORD, Colo. – State and local authorities are investigating the death of an 18-month-old girl that happened Saturday, though few details are available.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday evening it had joined the Rocky Ford Police Department and 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office investigation into the girl’s death.

CBI said that it would not release details because the investigation is still active.

But a GoFundMe page identifies the toddler as Jayleianna Rivas-Trujillo, and says she died as a result of child abuse. Attempts to reach the Rocky Ford Police Department to confirm that is the case have been unsuccessful.

The La Junta Tribune-Democrat reports that dispatch was called Saturday to report that the girl was unresponsive, and that when an officer arrived, she had a faint pulse.

According to the Tribune-Democrat, the officer performed a sternum rub on the girl before she was taken to the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, then airlifted to Children’s Hospital, where she died.