BEAUMONT, Texas — Police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl at a home in Orange on Friday.
Officers with Orange Police Department were dispatched to a home in the 700 block of 10th Street around noon on Friday due to an unresponsive child, police said in a news release.
When officers arrived, it was determined that the 5-year-old girl was dead, Orange Police Major Wade Robinson said. The girl was found inside the home, Orange Police said in a news release.
Police and investigators with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the child’s death as an “unattended death.”
Investigators are speaking to anyone who was home at the time of the child’s death, police said.
Several City of Orange Police units, five or six detectives and crime techs could be seen at the home, which was cordoned off with crime scene tape.
A crew from the Jefferson County Crime Lab was also at the scene.
Orange Police said an autopsy was ordered by Judge Hershel Stagier, and this incident is under investigation by Orange Police Department's detective division, police said in a news release.
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News release from the Orange Police Department...
On Friday, June 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM., Officers of the Orange Police Department were dispatched to 712 10th Street to assist Acadian Ambulance and the Orange Fire Department. Upon arrival of first responders, a juvenile was located deceased inside the residence. The child has been identified as 5- year B/F from Thibodaux, Louisiana. An autopsy was order by Judge Hershel Stagner. The incident is under investigation by the Detective Division of the Orange Police Department.