Monroe County Coroner releases name of 5-year-old who died last Friday

Monroe County Coroner Joani Stalcup released the following Tuesday:

“The Monroe County Coroner’s Office has identified the 5 year old male that passed away in the early morning hours on 9/29/2023 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital Emergency Room as being Benjamin Bartalone.  An autopsy was performed on 9/30/2023 in Terre Haute by Dr. Roland Kohr.  At that time it was determined that the child did not die from bacterial meningitis.  The cause of death is pending further testing and preliminary manner of death is natural.  When a final cause of death has been determined I will release that information.”

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