ROME, Ga. - Rome police tell Channel 2 Action News that the death of the child was not an accident.
Police in Rome are waiting for the results of an autopsy that will be performed over the coming days.
"She changed everybody, she touched everybody she met," said Nikki Rogers, Ella's aunt.
Family members told Channel 2's Ashley Swann they are in shock over the 3-year-old's death.
"It feels like a nightmare that you can't wake up from," Rogers said.
According to the police report, Ella's mother took her to the hospital Tuesday, unresponsive with severe head trauma.
"It's hard in every shape, form and fashion. It's hard for the family, it's hard for the community," said Tracy Swann, who set up the Facebook page Prayers for Ella.
The page has over 12,000 likes. Tracy Swann and others are also selling T-shirts to raise money for Ella's family to cover burial and medical expenses.
"The love she felt for people, we want to keep that love and faith and compassion going around right now," Tracy Swann said.
Ella's aunt's said the family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love -- love that community members said is keeping everyone going as they put their faith for justice for Ella in a higher power.
"God's got this. He's going to handle every aspect of this. Those prayers have been spoken," Tracy Swann said.