Parents of child found unresponsive held on various charges

Jessica Wagoner and Matthew Wagoner (mugshot not available) have been arrested for the death of their daughter. (Photo Provided/Hancock County Sheriff's Office)

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The parents of a 1-year-old found unresponsive in their Greenfield home have been arrested.

Greenfield police officials say Matthew and Jessica Wagoner were taken into custody Friday and are being held in the Hancock County Jail on preliminary charges of murder and neglect of a dependent.

Police were called to the couple’s home Thursday after receiving a report of an unconscious child. There they found the girl unresponsive.

The child was taken to Hancock Regional Hospital, where she later died.

Major Derek Towle of the Greenfield Police Department told The Indianapolis Star ( that investigators are continuing to question people in connection with the child’s death and more arrests could be made.

An autopsy was tentatively scheduled for Friday, but its results weren’t immediately known.


Information from: The Indianapolis Star,


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