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Fort Worth police investigate death of 6-week-old girl

Fort Worth police are investigating the death of a six-week-old girl.
Fort Worth police are investigating the death of a six-week-old girl. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fort Worth police are investigating the death of a 6-week-old girl.

The baby was pronounced dead at 5:48 p.m. Monday at Cook Children’s Hospital.

Sgt. Rachel DeHoyos, supervisor of the crimes against children unit, said the girl had been taken to the hospital by her mother for injuries suffered at the family’s apartment.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office states the apartment is in the 5700 block of Oakleaf Drive in southwest Fort Worth.

“The mother also has a 3-year-old child that was present when the child was injured,” DeHoyos said.

DeHoyos said detectives conducted a search of the apartment Monday night and are continuing their investigation while awaiting a ruling by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office on the cause and manner of the child’s death.

The 3-year-old sibling has been removed from the house and placed into foster care, said Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman with Child Protective Services.



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For 23 years, Deanna Boyd has covered crime for the Star-Telegram. She digs deep into the stories behind the tragedies and hosts Out of the Cold, a podcast about unsolved murders in North Texas. She is a University of Texas at Austin graduate and has won several journalism awards through the years.
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