Bronx girl, 6, dies after being found unresponsive with bruises on her body: NYPD
THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) – A 6-year-old girl died early Friday morning after she was reported unresponsive inside her Bronx NYCHA apartment, police said.
First responders were called to the home on East 165th Street in the Forest Houses complex just before 4 a.m. Jalayah Eason was found unconscious and unresponsive with bruising on her wrists and trauma to her torso, police said.
The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine her cause of death.
Two other children were in the apartment and sources told PIX11 News they showed signs of abuse. Those children were placed in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services, the sources said.
Eason was being questioned by police, according to law enforcement sources. Police said no arrests had been made, as of Friday morning. The investigation remains ongoing.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).