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Detroit mom held in death of daughter, 9

Dec. 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A 26-year-old Detroit woman has been taken into custody by police after her 9-year-old daughter was found dead in the family's apartment early Sunday.

Police called to the residence about 2:30 a.m. Sunday said the girl has a "possible stab wound," the Detroit Free Press reported.

An autopsy is pending.

Police haven't released the identities of the mother or the girl.

Two other children lived in the apartment.

A police spokeswoman said authorities are trying to determine if the mother had any involvement in the girl's death.

A resident of the apartment building told the Detroit News she saw the girl lying on the living room floor as neighbors administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and tried to stop bleeding from a stab wound to the girl's abdomen before the arrival of emergency workers.

The resident said the mother, who was seated on a sofa, kept pushing at the girl's body with her feet.

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