Chloe Weber


Hello all, my name is Chloe Weber I am a senior in the Brian Lamb School of Communication with two minors in English and Philosophy. I began working for WBAA in September, 2018 and have thrived in the fast-paced, high energy environment, constantly needing to put myself out there. I've been fortunate to write about MRI techniques, cybersecurity, TIFF districts and active shooter training with the Lafayette Police Department with my internship. And I look forward to discovering what other stories lie out there for me before graduation!

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Indiana is one of the ten worst states for the incidence of sudden unexpected infant deaths, or SUIDs. And in its area of the state, Tippecanoe County fares the worst of all its neighbors. But why, when the county has several hospitals and a major research university?

Who tracks the numbers?

Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt opens a cooler at the county health office. Inside are four body bags on stretchers.

“Anything under 18 we are required by law to do an autopsy and that’s fine we’re also required to do x-rays,” she says.