RPD: 1-year-old dies after being found not breathing inside apartment complex

Investigation into the death of a baby girl in underway

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Police’s Special Victims Unit is investigating after a 1-year-old girl found inside an apartment complex has died.

RPD responded to Chatham Gardens Apartment Complex off Joseph Avenue and Kelly Street around noon on Tuesday after getting reports of a child not breathing. First responders tried to save the child’s life by performing CPR and an ambulance rushed her to Rochester General Hospital, where she died.

Police are not saying much, but we do know there was a tremendous effort to save the little girl.

Rochester Police have not called this a crime. A spokesperson said police investigate most child deaths. In this case, RPD’s Special Victims Unit is working alongside the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the child’s cause of death. They’re asking anyone with information to call 911. Child Protective Services is also involved.

Police would not comment on whether a parent was present or on who called 911. News10NBC asked police whether they’ve been called to this apartment before and was told that officers are looking into that as part of the investigation.

No one from the apartment complex itself would comment.

RPD: 1-year-old dies after being found not breathing inside apartment complex

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