Girl, 2, found dead in Lansing home

Police are investigating after a three-year-old girl was found dead in a Lansing home.
March 18, 2014 10:00:00 PM PDT
Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl after she was found unresponsive in her south suburban Lansing home. Authorities have been at that home all afternoon and evening.

Initial reports this evening suggested as many as two people may have died at the home here on Wildwood Avenue, but minutes ago Lansing police said it was investigating a single death that of the two-year-old girl. The cause of her death still undetermined.

On Wednesday night, crime scene investigators were seen bringing evidence collection equipment into the home as neighbors on this normally quiet block try to make sense of what's happened.

"This is shocking. Very shocking. Because this is a peaceful block. Everybody knows each other," said Laura Velasquez, neighbor.

It was around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when Lansing police say they responded to the home after a 2-year-old girl was found unresponsive inside. The case is now officially a death investigation.

People on the block say a boyfriend and girlfriend live in the home with a child. Tonight, Illinois State Police investigators have joined Lansing police.

That this neighborhood of young families would be draped in crime tape, neighbors say, is surreal.

"We have block parties every year. Everybody comes out and has a nice time together all during the summer. This is sad, really sad," said Velasquez.

"There's no problems. None. None, none, none. That's why I'm raising my family here," said Dora Jablonski, neighbor.

Police say they have no one in custody at this time, and no one is being questioned.


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