Death of Johnston City child being handled as a murder

Authorities in Johnston City are treating the death of an 11-month-old child as a murder investigation.

Police were first called to the home on East Broadway just before 1:00 AM Friday. Arriving at the scene, officers found the child in need of immediate medical attention. The child was eventually flown to a St. Louis hospital.

The 11-month-old passed away around 8:30 PM Saturday.

No further details have been made public at this time.