Police: 22-month-old dies after being abused by her mother
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department said it's investigating a child's death at the hands of her mother in Lynchburg.
Police said officers responded to Lynchburg General Hospital on Saturday, August 11 for an injured child who had been brought there by her mother.
Based on initial findings, members of the Criminal Investigations Unit responded and began to look into why the child was brought into the hospital.
Due to the extent of her injuries, the 22-month-old child was taken to UVA Medical Center for further treatment.
A preliminary investigation led to charges against the child's mother for felony child abuse.
Fantasia Ashante Lane, 20, of Lynchburg was arrested and taken to Blue Ridge Regional Jail where she was held without bond.
On Thursday, August 16, the child died from her injuries around 5 p.m.
Additional charges against Lane are now pending.
Police said this is an active and ongoing investigation.
The City of Lynchburg's Humane Services Department said they received a complaint regarding potential child abuse and neglect of a 22-month-old at Lynchburg General Hospital on August 11.
They said Child Protective Services responded to the hospital and 'took appropriate action.'
"Under Virginia law, all information contained in the files of the Lynchburg Human Services Department is confidential and may not be released," they wrote in a statement. "Accordingly, no further statements will be made concerning this matter."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tucker at (434) 455-6116.
You may remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, by visiting the Crime Stoppers website or by using the P3 app on your mobile device.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family pay for her burial.