Mother questioned in death of girl found in trunk


Sacramento police are questioning the mother of a 4-year-old girl who died after being found in the trunk of a parked car in a quiet neighborhood.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( ) the girl was discovered, near death, by officers conducting a welfare check requested by family members on Thursday.

The girl, whose name is being withheld, died at a hospital. The coroner has not released a cause of death.

Police said the girl’s mother, a woman in her late 20s, was detained as a possible suspect.

There was no immediate word on how long the girl had been in the car parked outside an apartment complex in the Pocket area. Detectives were seen marking the crime scene and placing evidence into large brown bags.

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