Girl, 2, beaten to death in West Englewood home

An autopsy confirms a two-year-old girl from the West Englewood neighborhood was beaten to death Saturday.

Layla Stewart’s death has been ruled a homicide.

The medical examiner’s office says, the little girl sustained multiple injuries at her home near Damen and 69th Place.

She was pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital, early Sunday morning.

DCFS is investigating possible neglect by Layla’s father.

No criminal charges have been filed yet.

6 comments

  • Renee Collins

    March 3, 1984 two girls beaten and raped in Englewood Aretha 5 yrs old and her sister Leola 3 yrs old. November 30, 2010 news article by the Chicago Reporter states " 1 in 25 children in Englewood have had someone call the abuse hotline. That means of the 16,914 minors in Englewood there's been 676 calls.
    governor, mayor, superintendent, alderman, congressmen/women, and state representatives what are you guys doing about the murder of infants/toddlers? I inentionally used lower case lettering to address you because if our African American children in Englewood do not matter to you then I think that little of you

  • No Mercy

    This is despicable and unspeakable. I don't even know what to say – whoever beat this shit deserves the most heinous punishment. Jail is too good for them, the death penalty is too good for them – we need punishment that fits the crime – criminals have it too good in jail, they don't care. Jail doesn't deter monsters from committing evil acts like this. Cut off their arms with a saw so they can never beat again and let them suffer everyday.

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