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    4 Year Old Dies After Found Hanging in Closet

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1335781.html


    4-Year-Old, Dies After Found Hanging In A Closet
    The Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit is investigating the hanging death of a 4-year-old girl in Westchester, Calif.
    While the LAPD does not believe foul play was involved, Officer Cleon Joseph explained to the Huffington Post that the child abuse unit investigates all unexplained deaths involving children under the age of 11. In this case, the incident has been deemed a "death investigation" as opposed to a "homicide investigation

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    How awful...I wonder if he was playing with clothing that was hanging down? I used to live in Westchester...it is (or was ) a pretty nice suburb of LA...FWIW
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    How awful...I wonder if he was playing with clothing that was hanging down? I used to live in Westchester...it is (or was ) a pretty nice suburb of LA...FWIW
    Hey, Clu!
    I lived in Westchester/Inglewood area, too, for my first few years after I was born!

    I wonder what the item that was around this 4 year old's throat?
    Was the poor toddler a girl or boy. For some reason I keep picturing a little girl?

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    Oh, dear! Oh, dear! Oh, dear! My heart goes out to those who loved this little girl.

    I'm not an expert but IIRC info linked in the JonBenet Ramsey forum suggested that small children strangle rather easily.

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    Poor baby
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1335781.html


    4-Year-Old, Dies After Found Hanging In A Closet
    The Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit is investigating the hanging death of a 4-year-old girl in Westchester, Calif.
    While the LAPD does not believe foul play was involved, Officer Cleon Joseph explained to the Huffington Post that the child abuse unit investigates all unexplained deaths involving children under the age of 11. In this case, the incident has been deemed a "death investigation" as opposed to a "homicide investigation

    Oh, how terrible and sad! I have a 4-yr old granddaughter. According to the Huffingtonpost: the Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed an autospy will not be completed until Sat or Sun.

    I am going to check Los Angelos news for any updated information.

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    oh, God, that makes my heart hurt. Those poor parents.

    I hope they have a good support network. There was a family in our area whose newly adopted toddler accidentally was hung when he climbed over a baby gate. The mother was so distraught that she took her own life just a few days later, even though they were concerned about her and were not leaving her alone at all. It was gut wrenching.

    I cannot imagine the guilt and the devastating grief. Prayers for all involved.

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    My heart is breaking for this family and 4 year old. My prayers go out to everyone.

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    Oh my goodness.
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    Ohh so sad


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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    Hey, Clu!
    I lived in Westchester/Inglewood area, too, for my first few years after I was born!

    I wonder what the item that was around this 4 year old's throat?
    Was the poor toddler a girl or boy. For some reason I keep picturing a little girl?
    OT I lived right next door to Westchester High for almost all of the 80's
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    This is horrific, but I hope there's some way for us to know what happened-- that's the only value of such a devastating death.

    Was it the way some neckties were hanging? Belts? Clothing that had drawstrings? Was she playing with necklaces and one got caught up on something else??? Scarfs? There has to be more... we need to know how to avoid this terrible loss in our own homes.

    RIP, darling girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    OT I lived right next door to Westchester High for almost all of the 80's
    I was born in Daniel Freeman Hospital. I wonder if that is where they took this poor child?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiche View Post
    This is horrific, but I hope there's some way for us to know what happened-- that's the only value of such a devastating death.

    Was it the way some neckties were hanging? Belts? Clothing that had drawstrings? Was she playing with necklaces and one got caught up on something else??? Scarfs? There has to be more... we need to know how to avoid this terrible loss in our own homes.

    RIP, darling girl.
    You are asking all the questions I have...and for the same reason...to see how we can learn from this sad situation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    You are asking all the questions I have...and for the same reason...to see how we can learn from this sad situation!
    On KFI radio last night I heard David Gregory of the news dpt. say how baffled he was. He said that when EMT arrived the child was laying down and being administered first aid by a family member, who told them that she was found 'hanging in the closet.'

    I wonder if she was trying to climb up to get something on a higher shelf and got caught up when she fell. I have heard of kids getting their hoodies caught on large wall hooks, and being strangled.

    I hope nobody purposely hung her though. Poor sweet girl.
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