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Toddler Found In Field After Storms Dies

Last updated on Monday, March 5, 2012

(SALEM) - A hospital official says an Indiana toddler found in a field after Friday’s violent tornadoes has died.

15-month-old Angel Babcock of New Pekin was found after her family's mobile home was destroyed in the storms that ravaged the Midwest and South.

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She had been in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Chief nursing officer Cis Gruebbel says she suffered head and neck injuries and her family decided to take her off life support.

Gruebbel says Saturday that the girl's mother, 20-year-old Moriah Brough, father, 21-year-old Joseph Babcock, her 2-month-old sister Kendall and 3-year-old brother Jaydon, all died Friday when the storms devastated southern Indiana.

Her grandfather, Jack Brough, says the family is thankful for the thoughts and prayers they have received and is looking to God.

According to Joseph Babcock's best friend, Justin Henley, the couple had just moved from Kentucky. Henley says the family did not have insurance and a fund has been set up at Bank of America called, the Babcock Family Fund. The money will be used to pay for funeral expenses.

The girl's death brings the overall toll from the storms to 39 across five states, including 13 in Indiana.

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