An Enterprise mother is speaking out about the Aug. 4 death of her four-year-old daughter who was injured while on Fort Rucker last month.

"Honestly, I am kind of numb. I don't know what to do at this point," said Vicki Schrad.

Schrad has been seeking information about the death of her daughter, Emily, for more than a month now, but information is something that is lacking.

Military investigators have told Schrad they are looking into the cause of her daughter's death, but that is where the information ends.

"Last week my social worker was told there had been some new developments, but we don't know what those new developments are," she said.

A press release from the Fort Rucker Public Affair's Office states, " Emily Schrad was injured on post while visiting family and subsequently medevaced [sic] to a local medical center where she later passed away. The incident is still under investigation."

Schrad believes she is fully within her rights to know what is developing with the investigation into Emily's death.

"I just want to know something," said Schrad.

Schrad's life throughout August has been tumultuous.

Schrad said her son, Ben, witnessed his sister's injury.

"He has been telling the same story since the first day. He has been so upset he couldn't even go see her in the hospital," Schrad said. "He knows what happened to her."

Emily was taken to Medical Center Enterprise Aug. 1 and then airlifted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham. She was declared brain dead Aug. 4 and later died.

"The neurologist said it couldn't be anything other than a pretty malicious attack," Schrad said. "I just want to know what happened to Emily."

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