Mother in custody after St. Paul 6-year-old dies in apparent drowning


St. Paul police investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl have arrested the child's mother, the Pioneer Press reports. The newspaper says police were called to an apartment in the city's Highland Park neighborhood on a report of a possible drowning Tuesday morning.

When they arrived, medics had already taken the girl to Children's St. Paul Pediatric Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to MPR News. The mother was arrested on suspicion of homicide and police say she is cooperating with authorities, the network reports.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will rule on the exact cause of death. The Pioneer Press says investigators are not seeking any other suspects but were working Tuesday to determine whether anyone else was in the apartment.

KSTP reports police had been called to the home on two other occasions this year.

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