Rome police: 3-year-old’s death under investigation

The death of a 3-year-old Rome girl was under investigation Thursday afternoon.

Ella Camp died shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, where she was flown Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Family members initially took the child to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, where hospital officials contacted police.

At Scottish Rite, Ella was being treated for severe head trauma, Lt. Gary Clayton with Rome police said. Police are investigating the circumstances surround the child’s injuries, Clayton said.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted Friday at the GBI Crime Lab, Floyd County Coroner Barry Henderson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Thursday.

Dozens gathered Wednesday night for a vigil at the church Ella attended, the Rome News-Tribune reported.

“Ella always sat right here in front of us,” Gina Carter, sitting on the second row of pews, told the newspaper. “She colored and ate her gummy bears.”

A family friend created a Facebook page titled “Prayers for Ella,” and T-shirts were being sold to assist the family, the page states.

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