Hazelwood police looking into death of 5-year old girl

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HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Hazelwood police are looking into the circumstance surrounding the death of a young girl. On Sunday, officers were called to Christian Northwest Hospital after a five-year old girl was pronounced dead. She had been brought to the hospital by her mother and uncle.

According to police, the child had reportedly choked herself after slipping down into a special needs seat inside her home on Santa Bella Drive.

The Hazelwood Police Department and the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the death.