Death Investigation Update

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Philadelphia Police got word of the death of a 3-year-old child around 1:30 Monday afternoon.

Any time a child dies, Police Chief Richard Sistrunk says a full investigation into the death begins. Autopsy results came in Tuesday morning.

"The autopsy was done this morning, and has been ruled accidental through heat exposure, but we will continue to do the investigation," says Sistrunk.

The name of the victim and the parent are not being released by authorities. Sistrunk says the parent rushed the child to the hospital, but doctors could not revive the child.

All of the findings of the police investigation will be submitted to the district attorney.

While the investigation is ongoing, Sistrunk said he's encouraging the public to pray for the victim's family.

If the police investigation syncs with the autopsy results, Sistrunk said the case will be closed.


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