Bathtub Death Of Handicapped Brooklyn 5-Year-Old Under Investigation
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police are investigating the bathtub death of a severely handicapped child in the Brooklyn home of her foster parents.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday that the 5-year-old girl died Thursday night in Brownsville. The girl, named Destiny, may have suffered a seizure, 1010 WINS has learned.
She was living with her foster parents, Maria and Pedro Guzman, who was giving the girl a bath around 7 p.m. Thursday night.
Police said the young girl was left alone for a moment by Pedro, when he returned, he found Destiny under water. He called 911, but the girl was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.
The girl’s foster mother, Maria, was not home at the time.
A doctor noticed some bruising, but it may have been the result of efforts to revive the little girl. The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death.
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