Illinois girl, 3, dies from cold after falling out of window

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — A 3-year-old Illinois girl died Tuesday after she apparently fell from a window on a frigid night and was unable to get back inside her family’s home, authorities said.

>> Read more trending news

According to a preliminary autopsy report, Charlotte Handelmann, of Rock Island, died from hypothermia, the Dispatch-Argus reported.

The girl, nicknamed “Charlie,” apparently fell out of a second-story window between 11 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, when she was found outside, the newspaper reported.

Rock Island police were called to the residence after a fire department was called for an unconscious child. The girl was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

“It’s being investigated as nothing more than a tragic accident,” Brian Gustafson, Rock Island County coroner, told the Dispatch-Argus. “She was a beautiful little girl. It’s absolutely tragic.”

mobile apps

Everything you love about and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!