3-year-old girl who died of hypothermia after falling out of window identified

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UPDATE: In what he described as “a tragic accident,” Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said Charlotte Handelman, 3, died of hypothermia after falling out of a second story window and being unable to get back into her house.

The Rock Island Police Department and the coroner are continuing to investigate the accident.

EARLIER UPDATE: The Tuesday death of a 3-year-old is under investigation in Rock Island.

Shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Rock Island police assisted the Rock Island Fire Department ambulance on the 1500 block of 14½ Street to help an unconscious 3-year-old.

The child was transported to UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island, where the child later was pronounced dead, police said.

The child’s identity will be released later by Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson. The incident still is under investigation.

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