TBI investigating possible child abuse

Staff Report

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating a report of possible child abuse in Tazewell, according to a statement from the TBI.

Eighth Judicial District Attorney Jared Effler requested the assistance on Sept. 6 regarding the possible abuse of 13-month-old Maci Elizabeth Tindall-Scott.

According to the statement, officers with the Tazewell Police Department responded to an apartment on Tom Ball Road on a report of an unresponsive child.

The child, identified as Tindall-Scott, was airlifted to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville where she died on Sept. 9.

The statement said the child’s body has been sent for an autopsy and the investigation is active and ongoing.

Local authorities would not comment on the case and no further official information was available at press time.

Staff Report

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