Child death in Crandon called homicide

WFRV / WSAW--The Forest/Oneida County medical examiner has determined the death of a 6-year-old child that died in March was caused by complications from diabetes.

The medical examiner said Amber Perry's death is a homicide due to diabetic ketoacidosis, and he stated Perry did not receive proper management for her condition.

According to the report, family was aware Perry had insulin dependent diabetes.

Crandon police responded to the report of an unresponsive child March 7 to the Grant Apartments in Crandon.

Initially, investigators called Perry's death “suspicious”.

The report did not blame any one person for Perry's death, but stated several persons were responsible for her day-to-day care.


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