DPD investigating death of 3-year-old girl


Denison police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl who died Thursday.

According to a statement from the Denison Police Department, at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, Denison police officers were called to Texoma Medical Center where the child was being treated for what appeared to be serious injuries.

TMC staff members called police because they believed the injuries to the child were inconsistent with the explanation given by family members or caretakers as to how the injuries occurred to the child, the statement shows. The child was originally transported to TMC by Denison Fire Department ambulance from a residence at Perrin Estates in Denison.

The injuries to the child were of such a critical nature that she was soon flown to Dallas Children’s Hospital Thursday evening for surgery and other treatment. The child’s condition worsened Thursday and she died of her injuries Thursday evening. Police investigators were notified of the death at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police are investigating the case and are currently awaiting the autopsy report from the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office. DPD Sgt. Bill Hayth is leading the investigation. There are multiple persons of interest at this point in the investigation, the statement says. The Grayson County District Attorney’s Office has been notified and is being consulted with on the case.

“The Denison Police Department is utilizing all of our investigators and resources to investigate this case. No arrests or charges have been filed as yet,” Denison Police Chief Jay Burch is quoted in the statement. “The case is slowly unfolding, so there is no further information to release at this time.”