Coroner: Toddler's Death Not An Accident

Backyard Playhouse
Backyard Playhouse
Babysitter's Home On Ward Road
Babysitter's Home On Ward Road

Web Producer: Kerry Corum

Update, Monday, 5:47 pm: Authorities continue to investigate the homicide of a two-year-old Mt. Vernon girl.

A coroner's report says the death of Faith Angel was no accident, as claimed by the woman who was babysitting her at a home on Ward Road.

Sheriff Brad Ellsworth has identified 38-year-old Helen Knight as a suspect in the case, but there's been no arrest.

Knight told investigators the girl fell from a playhouse, in her backyard.

Previously: The death of a two-year-old girl at a babysitter's home is now being investigated as a homicide.

Faith Harper Angel died at an Indianapolis hospital after what was initially reported as an accident. Her babysitter claimed the girl fell off a playhouse, striking her head.

An autopsy performed by the Marion County coroner determined the child died from blunt force trauma. Investigators say the injury was not consistent with a fall. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Brad Ellsworth identified 38-year-old Helen Knight as a suspect in the case. "We did offer Ms. Knight a chance to come in and give a statement. We have talked to her and her attorney. She declined to come in and talk to us anymore. So, we'll take it from there. As far as charges, that will be through case file. What we do is gather facts and then we provide a case file to the prosecutor's office."

Right now Ellsworth says Knight can't be arrested on what he calls circumstantial evidence. He says investigators are also looking into Knight's treatment of her own two children, and they're looking into her history as a caregiver in Bloomington, Indiana years ago.