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Fulton baby dies; sitter found dead

Sunday, November 2, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 6:26 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thirteen-month-old Colin Chaney died Thursday after being admitted to an area hospital Tuesday for treatment of injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, officials say.

The child’s babysitter, Angela Plybon, was found dead Wednesday morning. Police, in connection with the case, had questioned her earlier.

A preliminary autopsy report said she died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Fulton Police Department and the Division of Family Services are investigating the incidents.

The Fulton police received calls at about 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Division of Family Services and University Hospital after Colin was admitted to the hospital for treatment of multiple injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, Fulton police said.

Plybon, 27, was one of several individuals whom police interviewed in connection with its investigation into Colin’s injuries.

At about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fulton police responded to a report of a possible gunshot victim at the Plybon residence. Officials from the Boone/Callaway County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced Plybon dead at the scene.

The medical examiner will make a final ruling once toxicology testing is completed, police said.

Colin was the son of Brett and Angee (Smith) Chaney of Fulton.

The investigations into Colin’s death and the details surrounding Plybon’s apparent suicide are ongoing.


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