Chariton County Sheriff and MSHP investigating death of 2-month-old child

Death Investigation

The Chariton County Sheriff’s office has requested the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control in a death investigation involving a two-month-old child.

A spokesman for the patrol has confirmed that upon arriving at a residence in Rothville, authorities discovered a deceased two-month-old child.

An autopsy has reportedly been scheduled and due to the circumstances surrounding the investigation, no further details were available.

Rothville is a community with a population of 96, located about 10 miles south of Brookfield.