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Troy Father Arrested In Baby Girl's Death

TROY (WWJ) - A Troy family is grieving after a baby girl was killed.

Troy Police say they were called to a home early Monday morning where they were met by the hysterical mother and they found the baby lying on a rug on the floor of the bedroom with the father standing several feet away.

The child was rushed to St. Johns Hospital Oakland where she was pronounced dead just after 3 a.m.

Police Sergeant Andy Breidenich said the Oakland County medical examiner conducted an autopsy on the baby.

"They determined that there had been blunt force trauma to the baby and they ruled it a homicide and we're continuing the investigation,"  Breidenich told WWJ Newsradio 950's Beth Fisher.

The child's father was arrested.  There was no immediate word as to what evidence, if any, authorities uncovered.

The suspect was being held Tuesday in the custody of the Troy Police Department.

Breidenich said police have requested a warrant from the Oakland County Prosecutor's office, and if it's approved, the man will be arraigned in his daughter's death.

No names have been released.

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