Officials: Three-Year-Old Died From Natural Causes After Visiting Monkey Joe’s


UPDATE:  The Medical Examiner’s Office says the three-year-old child that died after visiting Monkey Joe’s in Matthews died from natural causes.  They went on to say their findings indicated that this death was due to natural causes, therefore, the case will be closed with no foul play or negligence found from the investigation.

The 3 year old has been identified as, Erin Washington. A Go Fund Me page has been created to help with funeral costs. Click here to donate.

MATTHEWS, N.C. – A 3-year-old died after being transported from a Monkey Joe’s in Matthews Saturday afternoon.

WCCB has confirmed that Matthews Police received a call for service around 4:53 pm on Saturday.

Police say the 3-year-old was then transported to Novant Health Medical Center in Matthews.

The cause of death has not been released. Police are waiting to see from the autopsy if this was an accident or a health related incident.

The Monkey Joe’s in Matthews is closed today and will reopen tomorrow.