Coroner: Cause and manner of death of 7-month-old undetermined

North College Hill Police and the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office continue to investigate the death of a 7-month-old foster child.

On Friday afternoon, the Hamilton County Coroner's office released a statement saying the cause and manner of death for Ty'ionna Barfield is undetermined.

Barfield died in her foster home on February 18th. Police were called to the foster home just before 10 p.m. on the 18th after a report that Ty'ionna was not breathing. An officer performed CPR on the child until emergency workers got there and took over. Barfield died in the home.

Ty'ionna was placed into a Lighthouse Youth Services foster home on February 4th and was visited by a worker from Lighthouse the following day. The child was visited four days later, then again on February 11th, and was then seen by a pediatric nurse on February 14th.

There were various injuries  to Barfield's face. Her right forearm was broken and she had broken ribs on the left side. According to the coroner's office, those injuries are not sufficient to explain the death.

Since the infant's death, the other children living in the foster home have been removed until the investigation is completed.

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