Coroner says Tanglewilde toddler was killed

Staff writerFebruary 26, 2014 

A 2-year-old girl who died early Tuesday morning after being taken to a local hospital from a Tanglewilde residence is a homicide victim, according to the Thurston County Coroner's Office.

Kelsy Hachtel died of multiple internal injuries due to blunt force abdominal trauma, according to a news release from Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock.

Thurston County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Brady said Wednesday that the investigation into the child's death is ongoing.

"We're continuing to move forward in our investigation," Brady said. "We haven't made any arrests at this point, but we're diligently moving forward with the investigation."

Sheriff's deputies and emergency responders rushed to the scene about 1 a.m. Tuesday after a 911 call was made from a residence in the 7700 block of Third Avenue SE. The caller said the 2-year-old was unconscious and CPR was in progress.

Brady has said that the 2-year-old lived with her mother and another family at the residence. The deceased 2-year-old's mother, and the second family's mother, father and their adult daughter were all at the residence at the time of the 911 call, Brady has added. Six other children also were at the residence at the time, according to Brady.

After the 2-year-old died, the six other children living at the residence were all taken into custody by Child Protective Services, Brady added.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; jpawloski@theolympian.com

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