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GBI, police investigating death of 5-year-old girl at Forsyth home
GBI, police investigating death of 5-year-old girl at Forsyth home

The GBI and Forsyth police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl at a home Tuesday.

It happened at 374 Brookwood Drive off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Forsyth police Chief Keith Corley said someone in the home called 911 around 8:50 a.m. to report an unresponsive child.

Ambulance workers did CPR on the child, but she was later pronounced dead at Monroe County Hospital.

Corley said the child's body was sent to the GBI crime lab in Macon for an autopsy.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office and DFACS are also investigating, Corley said.

Corley would not comment on whether there were any signs of neglect or abuse.

He said, "Anytime a 5-year-old dies, we're going to find out the cause."

Coroner Joey Proctor would not comment, but said the GBI and Forsyth police would release information on the case later Tuesday.

A neighbor told 13WMAZ's Sitarah Coote that four adults and the child live in the house, a small one-story brick home.

He said around 9 a.m., he saw the child's mother outside, crying, "Help, help, my baby can't breathe."

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