Police: 4-year-old Sumpter Township girl dies with 'obvious' severe burns
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police in Sumpter Township are investigating the death of a 4-year-old girl on New Year's Day.
Officers responded to a home about 10:43 a.m. Monday at the Rawsonville Woods Mobile Home community on Greenmeadow Drive. They found the girl unresponsive with "obvious" severe burns to her extremities. Family members were administering CPR.
The girl was rushed to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
"She never played outside like normal kids will do things like that so she was never outside. It's very sad for her and I'm very sorry something like this had to happen," a neighbor said.
Police records show that the incident isn't the first time they've had trouble at the home.
On May 20, 2016, officers stormed the house after a report of a barricaded gunman after a domestic assault.
Sumpter Township police said they are working in conjunction with the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner, a forensic unit from Michigan State Police and Child Protective Services to investigate the case. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined.
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