Police: Ind. 1-year-old died from abuse

July 26, 2009 8:01:14 PM PDT
Police in northwest Indiana say a 1-year-old baby girl who died was the victim of child abuse.The baby girl, Mya Lee was from Hammond, where local police say her mother's boyfriend found her unresponsive Thursday morning. She was pronounced dead Friday.

Currently, police are questioning Mya Lee's mother and her boyfriend. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Sunday night, the baby's uncle told ABC7 Chicago that Mya was in the care of her mother's boyfriend because she had to go to work.

"For all I know, something went wrong from the time she left for work that morning, and he took her to the hospital," uncle Joseph Jennings said.

No one was in custody, and no charges had been filed Sunday night.

Funeral arrangements had not been made public.


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