NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman has been charged with murder, following the death of a 4-year-old girl at a city-run homeless shelter.
Latoya Curry, 35, of Queens, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Linayjah Meraldo, police said.
Linayjah was found unconscious and unresponsive Thursday afternoon at a facility on 134th Street in Briarwood.
EMS arrived and pronounced the child dead.
The girl’s mother was questioned by police, CBS 2 reported. It was not immediately confirmed that Curry was the girl’s mother.
The Department of Homeless Services released a statement saying, “The loss of a child is always terribly disturbing. We are responsible for the safety of our children and families, and we are working closely with the Police Department to investigate the tragic death.”
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