Rome police are actively investigating the untimely death of three-year-old Ella Camp who died earlier today in an Atlanta hospital.
Authorities were first notified on Tuesday after receiving a call from Floyd Medical Center regarding the child's head injuries. Little Ella was airlifted the same day to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta with traumatic head injuries and swelling of the brain.
Two public prayer meetings were last night. A crowd of approximately 100 people gathered at Desoto Park Baptist Church in Rome at 6:30 p.m. and another crowd gathered at the West Rome McDonalds at 8:30 p.m. Organizers sold T-shirts for $10 and candles for $1 at both events. The proceeds will go to Ella's family.
A Facebook page "Prayers for Ella" was created for people to leave words of encouragement and support for the Ella's family.
Ella was pronounced brain dead today at 10:55 a.m. and was removed from life support soon after.
Ella's mother was willing to donate any of Ella's organs to possibly save another child but investigators worried that donating organs would hinder the investigation into Little Ella's death.
The child's mother, Kayla LeAnn Medckie made the following public post on Facebook today:
"Leaving that hospital without my little girl was the hardest thing I've ever done. Please just remember us in prayers."
Meanwhile, the mother's boyfriend, David Zachary Gresham was arrested yesterday on an unspecified warrant issued by Floyd County for probation violation. Gresham remains in custody with no bond set at the time of this publication.
At the time of this publication no charges have been filed in connection with this investigation.
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