Detectives from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit are working with the Wiscasset Police Department to investigate the death of a 4-year-old girl from Wiscasset on Friday, Dec. 8.
Maine State Police have not classified the death “in any category” at this stage of the investigation, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.
“We have a number of questions and we’re attempting to resolve those questions,” he said in a phone interview the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 13.
The girl, Kendall Chick, was “unresponsive” at the time of a 911 call Friday, according to McCausland. She was transported from her home in Wiscasset to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, where she died.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched the Wiscasset Ambulance Service to the address at 4:39 p.m. for a report of a 4-year-old female not breathing, with CPR in progress, according to audio of the call.
The Maine Chief Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy over the weekend, but McCausland did not have the results or know if they were available. A spokesman for the office did not immediately return a voicemail.
Chick, who had just turned 4, lived with her grandfather, Stephen Hood, and her grandfather’s fiancee, Shawna Gatto, at 19 Crickets Lane, according to McCausland. He did not know who was home at the time of the 911 call.
Stephen D. Hood Jr. owns the property, according to Wiscasset tax records.
There were no listings for Hood or Gatto in local phone books. A call to a phone number for Gatto in an online directory was not answered.