Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Death of 16 Month Old Child

Charges have been filed against Melanie Messer, age 44, for Aggravated battery Resulting in the Death of a 16 month old child. The incident occurred on August 8th when Melanie Messer was tasked with babysitting the 16 month old at a daycare located at the 1100 Block of East Hadley Road in Plainfield. During that time the baby suffered a severe brain injury and was transported to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health where the baby underwent surgery. Unfortunately the baby didn’t make it and was pronounced dead on August 11th. Investigators with the Plainfield Police have issued an arrest warrant for Messer who at this time isn’t in custody. More information to be released as we receive it.

Tags: , , , , , , ,