Police investigating death of 5-year-old in Hazelwood - KMOV.com

Police investigating death of 5-year-old in Hazelwood

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Hazelwood police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl Sunday morning.

KMOX reports that officers were called to Christian Northwest Hospital. The child's mother and uncle said she choked herself after slipping down in a special-needs seat. The chair was reportedly not properly holding the child's legs. 

The incident happened at the child's home in the 8700 block of Santa Bella Drive.

An autopsy will be performed on the girl. 

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