Police investigate death of 8-year-old girl in Newark

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NEWARK, N.J. — An 8-year-old girl was found dead in Newark Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to a report about an unconscious child shortly after 1:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found an unconscious 8-year-old girl inside her home along South Orange Avenue shortly after 1:30 p.m.

She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed a death is being investigated, and an autopsy is being performed to find out the cause of the child's death.

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