Investigation continues into death of little girl

The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office says the investigation into the death of a seven-year-old girl is ongoing. Coroner Clayton Nolting says that Savanna G. Jessie was found unresponsive in her home by family members Thursday morning. Emergency responders rushed her to Columbus Regional Health, where she was pronounced dead.

Nolting says the child had been treated after testing positive for influenza B, strep throat and scarlet fever. An autopsy was performed Friday by a forensic pathologist. Nolting adds that a final ruling on the cause of death is pending review of medical records, toxicology, and histology reports. He says that could take up to three weeks.