Lincoln Police Make Second Arrest in Child Abuse Death Investigation

Published on March 22, 2023

The Lincoln Police Department has made a second arrest in connection with a child abuse investigation that resulted in the death of a 22-month-old child.

On Tuesday March 21, 2023, at approximately 9:30 a.m., 30-year-old Brittany Cook was arrested for Child Abuse Resulting in Death. Cook is the mother of the child.

On Sunday March 12, 2023, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Lincoln Police responded to St. Elizabeth Hospital on the report of a 22-month-old child being seen for injuries consistent with abuse. The child was found to have obvious signs of injury and transported to Children’s Hospital in Omaha for a higher level of care. The child succumbed to his injuries on March 17, 2023.

We extend our condolences to the family of the victim and ask the public to respect their privacy as they grieve the loss of their loved one.

This investigation is ongoing, and we encourage anyone with information about this incident to call 402.441.6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402.475.3600.


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