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Autopsy To Determine How 5-Year-Old Lakewood Girl Died

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LAKEWOOD (CBS) —  Homicide detectives are hoping that an autopsy will reveal more information on the death of a 5-year-old girl in Lakewood.

Authorities were dispatched shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday to the 11500 block of Renville Street, near Del Amo Boulevard, according to Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

The child was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries, Saldana said.

The unidentified child was later pronounced dead.

“Sheriff’s homicide detectives, assisted by Special Victims Bureau detectives, are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death,” Saldana said Friday. “The cause of the child’s death is still unknown. An autopsy has been scheduled to assist in determining the cause of death.”

Authorities urged anyone with more information regarding this death to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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