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Lafayette Journal & Courier on 3/1/2023 by Noe Padilla
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Thirty one children died in Tippecanoe County between 2020 and 2022, reported a review team addressing the reasons for infant and child fatalities, noting an increase in suicide among teens and adolescents.
The Tippecanoe County Local Child Fatality Review Team held a presentation Tuesday to review their latest finding with the public.
Notably, there were two major trends that the review team noticed in regards to child fatalities — an increase in suicide among teens and adolescents and positional asphyxiation-related deaths among infants.
Between 2020 to 2022, the county recorded eight deaths in 2020, 14 deaths in 2021 and nine deaths in 2022.
Among the 31 deaths, 10 of those deaths were a result of positional asphyxiation and four were related to suicide.