Cairo Woman Charged in Infant’s Death in Alexander County

Cairo Woman Charged in Infant’s Death in Alexander County

Pictured: Carolyn Whittaker (Photo via Illinois State Police)

CAIRO – A death investigation by Illinois State Police (ISP) has led to the arrest of a Cairo woman.

According to an ISP press release, on Sept. 3 ISP Division of Investigation agents were called to investigate the death of a 7-month-old girl from Alexander County. During the investigation, agents learned that 31-year-old Carolyn Whittaker was watching the baby at the time of the incident.

After a investigation led by ISP agents, police said the Alexander County State’s Attorney’s office charged Whittaker last Wednesday with endangering the life of a child and involuntary manslaughter. She was arrested without incident Monday and is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center in Ullin. Her bond was set at $75,000.

No additional information will be released by the ISP.

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