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Fayetteville police investigating death of 1-year-old


Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 1-year-old child Sunday morning on Blue Street, the Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Blue Street in reference to an unresponsive child at approximately 7:17 a.m., the release said.  

When officers arrived, emergency medical personnel were administering life-saving measures on the 1-year-old inside an EMS vehicle. The child was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to a local hospital, the release said.   

The cause of the child's death is unknown at this time and will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the release said.

This is an isolated incident, and there were no other children in the home, the release said.

Anyone who has information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective R. Vernon at 910-729-2525 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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