Flood Warning

Ottumwa Authorities Investigating Death of 5-Year-Old

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OTTUMWA, Iowa  —  A death investigation is underway in Ottumwa after a child was found unresponsive.

Ottumwa police say on Thursday afternoon, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of North James Street on a report of an unresponsive five-year-old female.

First responders transported the child to Ottumwa Regional Health Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

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