Ft. Rucker Child's Death Investigated

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) -- Military investigators are looking into the death of a 4-year-old girl who was on the Fort Rucker post in southeast Alabama prior to her death.
Officials say Emily Grace Noel Schrad of Brantley, was pronounced dead Aug. 4 at Birmingham's Children's Hospital after being airlifted from Medical Center Enterprise on Aug. 1 with a head injury.
While Fort Rucker officials confirmed an investigation continues, no other details were provided.
Army officials say they've opened an investigation surrounding the circumstances of her injury and death.
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at the Indian Creek Community Church in Brantley.


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  • by Jeff Location: Sasser on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM
    All parties now know this death has been an ongoing FBI investigation for sometime now.Why the military turned it over to the FBI I have no idea.Try to get information from the Fort Rucker public affairs officer is pointless,unless pushed they will deny such incident occured on base.Being it occured on base one has to wonder why base paramedics were not called and why the father and stepmother chose to seek treatment in enterprise.Its been too long for this little girls mother to not know the details of her daughters death.blood clots and rare blood disorders do not cause acute and sub acute skull fractures.Most child maltreatment deaths result from physical abuse, especially children receiving injuries to their heads. Known as abusive head trauma, these injuries occur when a child’s head is slammed against a surface, is severely struck or when a child is violently shaken. There have been major improvements in the ability to diagnose abusive head trauma and in investigators’ abilities to recognize when a caregiver’s explanation for injuries do not match the severity of the injuries. For example, it is now widely accepted that falls from short heights or a child being accidentally dropped rarely cause extensive and severe head injuries.
  • by Jeff Sasser Location: Brantley on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    Fort Rucker never wanted this story out,please pray for truth and justice for little Emmie she deserves that much at least.
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