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UPDATE: Cops Rule Death Homicide

Baby Girl Dies At Marchand

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 8-month-old girl of George Charles Boulevard in Marchand, Castries.

Reports indicate that the baby’s mother, Melissa Lambert, also known as “Ash”, left her home at George Charles Boulevard about 5:30 p.m., Monday evening to run an errand at a nearby shop while leaving the baby asleep in her playpen.

On her return home about 6:30 p.m., the baby was lying motionless in the playpen with a rope around her neck. The playpen was also not in the original position she had left it. She sought assistance and took the baby to Victoria Hospital.

The baby was pronounced dead later that night at the Victoria Hospital by a medical practitioner.

A post mortem examination conducted by Dr. Heather Emmanuel on Tuesday revealed the cause of death to be asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation or hanging.

No one is in custody at this time. However, investigations into this matter are continuing.

This is the twenty-fourth homicide for the year.

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