Death Of 6-Year-Old Detroit Girl Under Investigation

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October 22, 2019 - 8:34 am

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl on the city's east side.

Police responded to a home in the 10600 block of Lakepointe, off Whittier Avenue near I-94, around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday after getting a 911 call about a child who was apparently unresponsive. The girl was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

According to police, the girl's aunt told officers she came home, laid down with her niece and fell asleep. When she woke up, she noticed the girl wasn't doing well and called police. 

An investigation is ongoing but at this point, officials say the girl may have been suffocated.

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