Toddler Death


The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department and the State Department of Family Services continue to investigate the death of a two year old boy. Kaden Schnitzler was in the care of foster parents, who had been reported for neglect to family services in the past.

The tragedy happened in the gated community of Lake Summerset, in far north west Winnebago County. According to investigators, the boy apparently fell down some stairs onto a concrete floor Monday. He was transported by helicopter to Rockford Memorial where he later died. Child services is not saying when an earlier report of child neglect was made, or if it was found to be true.


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