Probe continues into toddler’s death in Delphos


Identity of young girl made public

By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



J Swygart | The Lima News An investigator with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as the probe into the April 29 death of 21-month-old Madilynn Shellabarger continues. The infant's death was described as suspicious in nature.

J Swygart | The Lima News An investigator with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as the probe into the April 29 death of 21-month-old Madilynn Shellabarger continues. The infant's death was described as suspicious in nature.


J Swygart | The Lima News  The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as part of a criminal investigation into the death late last month of an infant in a North Main Street apartment.

J Swygart | The Lima News The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as part of a criminal investigation into the death late last month of an infant in a North Main Street apartment.


DELPHOS — Investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were in Delphos Monday at the scene of a suspected homicide that law enforcement authorities say left a 22-month-old girl dead.

According to a statement from the Lima Sheriff’s Office, Delphos police received a 9-1-1 call from Vicky Shellabarger at 12:12 a.m. on April 29 and were dispatched to an apartment at 218 N. Main St. Upon their arrival, first responders from the Delphos EMS found Shellabarger’s daughter, Madilynn Shellabarger of Convoy, not breathing and unresponsive.

The young girl was transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s, where attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead.

The infant’s death was described by Delphos Police Chief Mark Slate as suspicious in nature. An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Delphos police and the Ohio BCI.

The entrance to the apartment BCI officials were seen entering Monday is located in an alley east of Main Street in Delphos.

No suspects in the child’s death have been taken into custody. Allen County law enforcement officials on Monday said that additional information is expected to be released later this week and that further details related to the incident will be made public as the investigation allows.

J Swygart | The Lima News An investigator with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as the probe into the April 29 death of 21-month-old Madilynn Shellabarger continues. The infant's death was described as suspicious in nature.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_BCI-in-Delphos.jpgJ Swygart | The Lima News An investigator with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as the probe into the April 29 death of 21-month-old Madilynn Shellabarger continues. The infant's death was described as suspicious in nature.
J Swygart | The Lima News The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as part of a criminal investigation into the death late last month of an infant in a North Main Street apartment.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_BCI-crime-scene-vehicle.jpgJ Swygart | The Lima News The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was in Delphos Monday as part of a criminal investigation into the death late last month of an infant in a North Main Street apartment.
Identity of young girl made public

By J Swygart

jswygart@limanews.com

Reach J Swygart at 567-242-0464.

Reach J Swygart at 567-242-0464.

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