Child abuse unit investigating death of 9-month-old girl, police - KMOV.com

Child abuse unit investigating death of 9-month-old girl, police say

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Police are investigating the suspicious death of a nine-month-old girl Monday, after being called to a home in the early morning.

Just after 4 a.m., officers received a call for help at a home in the 3900 block of Alexander Street in south St. Louis.

They found the infant unconscious and not breathing, and transported the girl to a nearby hospital. She was pronounced dead at the hospital and both the homicide and child abuse divisions began investigating.

As of midday Monday, the child abuse unit is handling the investigation.

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