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Police investigating death of 9-year-old girl found with possible bite marks inside Brooklyn home, sources say

9-year-old girl's death under investigation in Crown Heights
9-year-old girl's death under investigation in Crown Heights 00:15

NEW YORK -- The NYPD is investigating after a 9-year-old girl was found dead inside a Brooklyn apartment.

Police sources tell CBS2 the girl's mother called 911 to say her daughter wasn't breathing. 

When first responders arrived, they found the child with what appeared to be bite marks on her head and back. 

Sources say a 13-year-old was also in the home but was not injured. 

That child was removed as a precaution, while the mother was taken into custody for questioning. No charges have been filed.

NYPD: 9-year-old girl found dead in Brooklyn apartment 01:19

Police said it all unfolded just after 1 p.m. on Sunday at 571 Lincoln Place in Crown Heights.

CBS2's Thalia Perez spoke with the owner of the restaurant below, who said he has seen the little girl before.

"The superintendent came at probably about 1:15. About 10 minutes later he came out and he was kind of ashen-faced. Shortly thereafter, all of a sudden police and the paramedics and everything came," Bart Hubbuch said. "Everyone in this part of the neighborhood knew the people, knew of them."

The medical examiner is still working to determine the exact cause of death.


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