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Death of 8-month-old Bronx baby in bathtub deemed a homicide

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 16:17:24-04

CROTONA PARK, the Bronx — The death of an 8-month-old Bronx baby girl found in a bathtub has been deemed a homicide, police said Tuesday.

Amelia Belle Perez was found unconscious and unresponsive in a bathroom of a Vyse Avenue apartment on July 3, police said. She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and died 12 days later on July 15.

Police have not yet made any arrests.

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