Toddler dies after extreme case of abuse

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police are investigating the abuse of 3-year-old Emma Krueger.

Krueger died Wednesday night at Wesley.

Police were called to Wesley Hospital Monday after she was brought in with breathing and head trauma.

They determined the injuries occurred at the Falcon Pointe Apartments in the 4300 block of South Hydraulic.

Police arrested the 24-year-old Monica Krueger and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Evan Schuessler, for child abuse and endangerment.

Both were booked on felony murder charges. Neither suspect had a criminal history.

Police believe the abuse had been going on for about a month.

They say these cases impact the community.

“They’re extremely difficult. Little children who can’t protect themselves. Adults abuse them or hurt them. Most of us have kids, they’re very hard to understand,” said Lt. Todd Ojile, Wichita Police Department.

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