Death – 5-year-old found unconscious in hotel pool dies: Chicago cop

Death – Obituary

A 5-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a swimming pool at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Water Tower Place, Chicago police say.

A 5-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a swimming pool at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Water Tower Place, Chicago police say.

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A 5-year-old girl has died after Illinois police say she was found unresponsive in a swimming pool.

In a media report, Chicago police say the child was discovered in the pool at about 3:42 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 in the 100 block of East Pearson Street. That’s the location of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Water Tower Place, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Law enforcement officials say the girl was taken to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where she was pronounced dead.

She has since been identified as 5-year-old Tabitha Shields, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, reports WBBM.

Her death is under investigation, police say.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company did not immediately respond to a request for statement from McClatchy News.

Kaitlyn Alanis is a McClatchy National Real-Time Reporter based in Kansas. She is an agricultural communications & journalism alumna of Kansas State University.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.