(KMOV.com) – The family of 7-week old baby from Hannibal who was allegedly badly beaten believes the man who abused her is in the St. Louis area.
The family is only identifying the baby as Nora. The family said Nora suffered a fractured skull because she was abused by a man who they believe was last seen in St. Louis. It is unclear what the relationship is between the man allegedly behind the abuse and Nora.
Hannibal police told News 4 they were called to a hospital in Hannibal Tuesday for a report of possible child abuse.
Police said the injuries the baby suffered were consistent with abuse. The family said she is in critical condition.
According to authorities, she was later transferred to a St. Louis area hospital because of the severity of the injuries.