Asphyxiation cause of death of 7 year-old girl

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:21am

Police continue to investigate the death of a 7 year-old girl, who died from asphyxiation from a balloon, at Sullivan elementary on Monday. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead and and an autopsy report was ordered. Preliminary reports indicate that a balloon, lodged in the airway, caused her to asphyxiate and die. Police are now investigating how and when the girl got the balloon and waiting on a toxicology report.

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